A Child's Garden of Poetry
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Like songs, poetry is something that really speak to people on an individual basis. There is a feeling you get when you hear a poem or a song which to me is really poetry to music.
This presentation takes some of the best poems and puts them to animations. My kids and I adored the visuals accompanied by voice overs of some amazing performers like Dave Mathews, Claire Danes, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Liam Neeson and others make this a great DVD for kids and adults. My children especially loved the clips of kids reciting their favorite poems and what the poems mean to them. As children do, they are candid and speak from the heart. Truly an adorable DVD.
My personal favorite was The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost read by Philip Seymour Hoffman. Loved it!
Children and adults will love watching the poems come to life!
Another great moment is all the children painting to a poem by E.E. Cummings.
The stars and authors were not actually in the production, they just read for it. I like that...it's about the poetry, NOT the actors.
The children were engaging as were their thoughts and ideas regarding poetry! I like that they weren't "actor" kids!
The art is amazing and makes each poem come to life. I also like the words coming on screen so children can see the words not just hear them.
I like that the children interviewed were all ages and nationalities. One poem was signed for hearing impaired.
This video is sure to inspire all ages!!
I received this DVD (happily!) from the publisher to review, for my opinion (good or bad).
If someone asked me what single video they should buy for a 6-24 month old, this would definitely be my recommendation.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Such wonderful production quality and a great balance between children talking about poetry and the readings themselves. Read morePublished 1 month ago by kate
My three year old granddaughter got this for Christmas and loves it. She has watched it at least 3 times in the past two days. Read morePublished 1 month ago by New Yorker
I bought this to show my students the best reading of Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken" preformed by the late Philip Seymour Hoffman and animated in a way that is so... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Christopher Case
Not sure what the intended age range is for this.
Too old for my grandson (3) but we can wait.....
Not as good as other HBO products (the music show and poetry show). Wish they would've spent more time just reading poetry, but has an odd segment of a classroom acting out Romeo... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Anon Ymous
the Classical Baby Poetry DVD is better made in my opinion. Still something good to have.Published 13 months ago by gotitright
My 7 yr old has been watching for years and will probably watch for a long time to come! I do try to expose her to poetry, all types of music, dance, etc and these films really... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Laura