Gone are the days, when poetry was used as a mere tool for memory training, through the mechanical repeti-tion of hundreds of lines. The sole purpose of learning poetry today in the elementary classes is to enjoy it. The music of words, the thrill of the galloping rhymes and the smooth rhythm should create an atmosphere which the child loves, providing him with an exhilarating sense of aesthetic pleasure. From such a level, it is possible to lead the child to the realms of creative aspiration in thought and word.
Let poetry bring smiles to the faces of your children. Let them choose freely and recite those lines which they like best. Let us give them an opportunity to express themselves in songs and verses.