Poetry Teatime offers you and your children a break from the fast-paced demands of homeschooling, parenting, and household running. Everyone sighs a collective "ahhhh" as they settle into their chairs, tea cups or mugs in hand, poetry books scattered across the table. Stopping the rush for a restorative cup of tea (or hot chocolate or cider or coffee or lemonade or juice) creates the perfect space to contemplate rhymes and riddles, limericks and sonnets. 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.
In the Brave Writer Lifestyle, 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.
(Image by Katy, Our Joyful Chaos)