12 Poems about Birthdays and Baby Days!

Happy Birthday!In The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations, you’ll find 12 poems for Birthdays and Baby Days (special days in the life of a child), including poems that celebrate:

—a Korean First Birthday ceremony

—a Happy Adoption Day

—a piñata party

—birthdays for twins

—a Navajo baby’s First Laughter 

—and an UN-Birthday too!

Birthdays and Baby Days – Highlights

Korean First Birthday

Korean First Birthday

When a Korean baby turns one year old, a First Birthday ceremony is held where objects are presented for the baby to choose. Linda Sue Park wrote a poem about this for The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations, called “What Will You Choose, Baby?” Watch a video of the ceremony here.


First Laugh, Navajo Baby by Nancy Bo Flood

Navajo First Laughter

Everyone tries to be the first to make a Navajo baby laugh; the first one to succeed wins the honor of hosting the baby’s First Laughter celebration. Learn about this fascinating tradition in “First Laugh, Navajo Baby” by Rose Ann Tahe and Nancy Bo Flood!





Twin Birthday

A Shared Birthday – Twins

Double the cake, double the toys, and most definitely double the noise! Celebrate a birthday for twins with “Recipe for a Twin Birthday” by Renee M. LaTulippe!