History-for-kids was created in March 2009 by British children’s writer Paul Perro. Paul lives in England with his wife and two young children.
Most of the poems you will find here were written by Paul, but a few have also been contributed by readers.
If you have a poem or some artwork you would like to submit, or if you would like to give some feedback, request permission to publish a poem, or even just say hello, please contact us
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This site is aimed at the parents of young children, 3 to 7 years old, and also older children themselves. The stories and poems on history-for-kids are funny, educational, and best of all, free!
If you like the work of Dr Seuss, Julia Donaldson, Giles Andreae etc (and surely everybody does) then you will enjoy history-for-kids. The stories here are written with the same sense of fun, but with the added bonus that they are “true” stories, and your child will learn something useful.
Research has shown that the more times a child is taught something, the better he/she remembers and understands it. History-for-kids provides parents and teachers with an opportunity to start the little ones on history at a very young age, so that when they come across the same topics at school, the stories are familiar and easier to take in.
History-for-kids is not just educational for the children, we also aim to educate the parents. Each story comes with a list of interesting facts that tells the reader a little of the real history behind the story. We think that in some cases, the truth will surprise a few people!
As a parent or teacher you may copy or print out any of the poems/stories and pictures, and read them to your little ones without having to ask permission. Please, however, do not use the poems for any commercial purpose (such as magazines, newspapers, or websites) without contacting us first.