Leading educational neuroscientists such as Dr Usha Goswami and Dr Peter Bryant-Watts are pushing for rhythmic and rhyming poetry to be returned to school classrooms after an inflow of free verse. It helps children to develop phonological awareness, a key literacy skill. I have just written 900 new poems for children of every age, but there are many for younger children. I've made a website containing them and you can find them by Googling JOSIE'S POEMS. Thousands of teachers come there from all over the world as they too are seeking poetry such as this for their children. Come and say hello in my guestbook. I hope you like all the work I've done and the children enjoy it too. If you want a good poem for St Patrick's Day, go to the main Poetry Index and you will see "Netting a Leprechaun" highlighted. I think your children will enjoy this. It is my latest poem.