Poems coming home from school are a great resource for families. Learn the poem together and play around with altering it. Feed in facts - "I have a little reptile..", and your child's own knowledge - "I have a great big dog..."
Me: As long as I live I shall always be me Myself and no other, Just me. Like a tree. Willow, elder, Aspen, thorn, Or cypress forlorn. Like a flower, For it's hour Primrose or pink, Or a violet Sunned by the sun, And with dewdrops wet. Always just me. ~Walter de la Mare