Have you ever heard of Poetry Teatime? Since April is National Poetry Month I am sharing with you all about Poetry Teatime! If you are familiar with Brave Writer and Julie Bogart then you have probably heard of it, have done it and love it! If you haven’t heard of any of this then sit back as I school you on all things Julie Bogart, Brave Writer and of course this fabulous thing we know and love as Poetry Teatime!
What is Brave Writer?
Brave Writer is a writing and language arts online program. However, Brave writer is so much more than just a writing and language arts program it incorporates reading, writing, and language arts but it also brings enchantment for parents and children. Giving parents the tools they need to feel confident and at times successful when it comes to being their child’s teacher. It had morphed into a lifestyle versus an online program because when you take on the fundamentals of Brave Writer and apply it to your homeschool and your life you begin to find the magic in home education.
Who is Julie Bogart?
Julie Bogart is the founder and owner of Brave Writer. She is a veteran homeschool mom, she has been through the trenches seen the tunnel and made it out the other side with some pretty amazing young adults to show for it. Now she shares her experience and expertise with all of us empowering us with words of wisdom, amazing tools and curriculum to help us be amazing teachers to our kids and we love her for it. Julie has professional writing credentials including ghostwriting, freelance writing, editing books, operating as the senior editor for a quarterly industry publication, and writing a weekly column for United Press International not to mention all her work in the homeschool community, teaching coops and membership in a local Charlotte Mason organizations, as well as hosting Brave Writer events and speaking at homeschooling conferences. She is simply an amazing woman when you hear her speak you just can’t help but love her.
What is Poetry Teatime?
Have you ever hit a wall in your homeschool? Not literally, figuratively. You feel exhausted, you dislike what you are learning/teaching, basically, you are in a rut. Poetry Teatime helps you grab a breath of fresh air and you can do it as often as you like! Poetry Teatime breathes life back into our homeschool when we have hit that figurative wall. It is something both of my kids ask for regularly and it doesn’t have to be crazy or overwhelming. Really! It doesn’t.
Poetry Teatime is a celebration
Poetry Teatime is a celebration of language and it takes little effort to get your kids excited. Grab a snack and their favorite beverage, ransack your shelves or local library for poetry, throw it on the table or if you had an extra cup of tea or coffee make it fancy! Don’t OVERTHINK it! Have your children browse the books, read poems they like a loud, choose your own and read to them, snack, drink, talk, build a bond around amazing literature! It is that easy and I tell you it is truly MAGICAL!
Here are a few of our favorite Poetry Books to get you started with Poetry Teatime:
The Poetry Teatime Companion by Julie Bogart
Poems to Learn by Heart by Caroline Kennedy
The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations: Holiday Poems for the Whole Year in English and Spanish by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong
Falling Up by Shel Silverstein
Let us know
Do you have poetry teatimes in your homeschool? What are some of the poetry books that you and your kids love? Let us know in the comments below.
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