Early in our homeschool journey, I discovered the fabulous Julie Bogart and her Brave Writer Lifestyle. One of the activities that Julie Bogart mentions in the Brave Writer Lifestyle is Poetry Teatime. Poetry Teatime is a great way to enjoy literature while bonding with your children. I was immediately attracted to this “enchanted education” and subscribed to the Brave Writer emails.
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Our First Teatime
Our first teatime was a huge success. We invited grandma to tea and snacks and a little poetry. We cleaned off the china, whipped up some apple turnovers and pulled out every Shel Silverstein book we owned. The girls were beyond excited to read and recite their favorite poems. And even though they discovered they didn’t really care for the tea I had brewed (I have since found much better quality tea), they begged for more.
FaceTime Poetry Teatime
After our initial foray into Poetry Teatimes, we realized that inviting other people added a bit of “fairy dust” to our homeschool. We knew our cousins, who also homeschooled, would love to join us. But, unfortunately, they lived too far away to hop over for some quick tea and poetry. So, we came up with FaceTime Teatime.
Library Poetry Teatime
FaceTime Teatime was such a hit that we decided to expand on it. Now, one of our favorite way to host poetry teatime is with other homeschooling families at our local library.
Book Club Teatime
When our local book club read a book that was set in England, we had to add a Secret Garden Teatime.
Simple Poetry Teatime
And then sometimes it is just the three of us – sitting at a table – enjoying some beautiful literature. Poetry Tea Time is a special time when we can decompress and enjoy some of our Favorite Things.
If you would like to incorporate Poetry Tea Time into your homeschool or just your day (it’s that great!), then you should drop by Brave Writer’s new Poetry Teatime Web site.