Toyland

Another from Songs of Childhood, 1923. One of my very favorite poets ever ever ever is Eugene Field, and he wrote the words to this one. TOYLAND Oh, how do you get to Toyland, Of all little ones the joyland? Just follow your nose, And go on tip-toes; It’s only a minute to Toyland. And oh, … Continue reading Toyland

Snow!

Whether you come from a place that snows in winter or not, you may be aware that winter and Christmas is often associated with snow. I thought it would be fun to include winter-and-Christmas-centered poems and stories this month. I even have some neat children’s songs coming up! The following cute stories and poems come … Continue reading Snow!

Joyous Times Day 10 – The Crow and How a Dog Took in 'The Times'

I love these little stories and poems. They weren’t watered down and censored like so many children’s stories today. I mean, what poem written for kids today tells us the Uncle will shoot the crows? What seems like animal cruelty today was just necessity of a farmer’s life. The Crow Crow, crow, though you wear … Continue reading Joyous Times Day 10 – The Crow and How a Dog Took in 'The Times'

Joyous Times Day 6 – The Story of Little Benjamin and Watching by the Cradle

I’m not really sure of the point of this story. To teach children that life can be cruel? Maybe it is to remind the parent to be attentive. Nonetheless, I post this oddity. The Story of Little Benjamin How He Began Life.–His Sad Fate. Once there was a little chicken; and he woke up one … Continue reading Joyous Times Day 6 – The Story of Little Benjamin and Watching by the Cradle