Pair poetry with tea to create memories of serenity and joy
Poetry Teatime offers you and your children a break from the fast-paced demands of homeschooling, parenting, and household running.
Begin by setting the table. You can make it as simple or fancy as you please. Let the kids take part and infuse their own creativity too if they would like! Supply some special treats. Next, find some poetry books to share with your kids. They can be silly, serious, clever, romantic—anything you think would appeal to your children. Set them on the table for the kids to browse through. And take turns reading poems aloud to each other while you enjoy your tea (or hot chocolate, or lemonade—whatever your family likes) and treats.
We recommend a weekly teatime on Tuesdays. You may find that having a routine helps to establish a break that you can all look forward to. Of course, there are some weeks where we have had them more often and other weeks where we have not had them at all. As with all Brave Writer practices, do what works for your family.
When you pair poetry with tea, your children create a connection between contemplation and rest, while also creating memories of serenity and joy. Try it! You'll love it.
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