The A Year of Poetry Tea Time Series is designed to make poetry a fun and enjoyable experience. These poetry books should be on every home or classroom bookshelf. They will provide you with hundreds of age-appropriate poems in diverse styles and themes.
The first volume, A Year of Poetry Tea Time, is designed to help introduce you and your listeners to poetry of many styles. With all the poems tucked into one book, you won’t have to search through volumes and volumes of poetry collections. Not only will it become your go-to book for poetry tea time, but also bedtime, mom school, classroom, homeschool, and more. You will learn how to hold an intimate to large poetry tea time, how to identify different styles of poetry, the history of tea, short bios on every poet included in the book and more. You will also find great tea time recipes with which to adorn your table or picnic blanket.
A Year of Poetry Tea Time Patriotism will give you a year of poetry related to freedom, patriotism, liberty, and more. It will show you how to hold a Robert Burns Night (a Scottish tradition), share with you the history of war poetry, share with you many poets who are war veterans, recipes, hands-on activities, field trip suggestions, and more...
I promise you that if you use these books for your poetry tea time you will have fresh new poetry all year long and everything you need to make your tea time a success. Not only will it save you a lot of time, but it will make it a breeze to put poetry tea time together. Your guests (your children, class, or friends) will have a meaningful experience, boys and girls alike. Yep! Boys love poetry tea time too. You can be ready for a quick, impromptu poetry tea time by the time the water boils.
These collections will give you everything you need, neatly nestled between the covers of a single book.
After over twenty years of collecting poetry and reading it to children, in schools, and at home, I have found that children of all ages enjoy poetry whether silly or thought-provoking. With the right exposure, children from ages two to seventeen can learn to appreciate the poetry of A. A. Milne, as well as enjoy Longfellow and Shakespeare. Not only do children start to understand literary concepts, like imagery and rhyme, but they also expand their minds with a rich vocabulary and learn the complexity of emotions.
Thousands of families around the world are already enjoying the magic that comes from sharing poetry. Gathering around the table, sharing glances while sipping on tea, and pondering the poetry that is being read or recited. Laughter, discussion, and smells fill the air as participants share their thoughts on a passage. This scene can be yours.
Don’t put off poetry until your children are older. Now is the time to heat up the water and pull out your tea. Establish a love for poetry now. Don’t deprive your children of this mind-changing experience. It’s especially great for those who may be reluctant to listen to books. It’s time to read poetry and watch the wheels turn in the little heads that you’re reading to. Build bonds and build minds starting today.
The best way to foster the love of poetry and tea all wrapped up in one book.
- Rosa Martinez