Once children become able readers, it is important to give them a range of text formats, styles and content to nurture reading habit and strengthen their friendship with books. This is where poems can weave their magic. Thus these set of poems, plays, rhymes – mostly in Hindi – which are often based on the oral traditions of India, were developed to do exactly that: forge a friendship between children and written texts, and make them life-long learners. All the poems/rhymes/play songs are simple and easy to sing and play act. Useful for teachers, especially in the Hindi belt of India, as a bank of activity ideas for language teaching and learning. Many of the Hindi poems can even take them back to their own childhoods.