Poems for Younger Children
 By Josie Whitehead

Nursery Play


By Josie Whitehead

Off to Nursery School
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I’m off to nursery school today
    For a couple of hours or so.
I’m glad that Mummy’s taking me
     For I don’t know where to go.

I’m learning many different words -
    New adjectives and nouns.
I’ll remember all my colours - 
    The reds, the greens and browns.

Yes, I’m off to nursery school today
     But it’s hard to say goodbye.
I know I won’t be there for long 
    And it’s silly if I cry.

There are lots of lovely toys for us 
    And many games to play,
But that which I like best of all 
     Are biscuits from the tray.

We learn to sing, we learn to dance 
    And climb up on the slide.
I’ve done a pretty picture which
     I’ll give to Mum with pride.

I’m learning how to share the toys 
    With other girls and boys,
But why is it they want to keep 
    My very favourite toys?

The action games are fun.  I know
    My shoulders from my knees,
And I met little Susie Spider  
     And Beven Grumble Bee.

I can clap my hands, touch my toes 
    And jump right in the air.
It’s nice to meet new children 
    And discover what they wear.

Now nursery school has finished 
    And Mum’s waiting by the door.
The time has gone by much too fast.  
     Tomorrow there’ll be more.

So just for now I’ll say goodbye - 
    We’ll meet another day.
My nursery school is just the place
     To meet my friends and play.

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This poem was one of many that were chosen by teachers for publication in 2010.  In fact, one teacher wrote to me to make sure that "Off to Nursery School" was included in the book as it was the favourite poem of her children.  Yes it was, and it was published in "Josie's Poems: Celebrations" and Little Susie Spider and Beven the Grumble Bee were in my book: "Josie's Poems: Nature Poems".  Sadly these books are awaiting a new publisher at the moment, but I hope your children love this poem on here.  Josie