One idea that really stood out was the Poetry Tea Time. Right away I knew that Celeste would enjoy it. At the time, she didn't like tea but when I introduced the idea, we both agreed we could have a cold drink instead. Since then, we have been introduced to David's Tea. Celeste is in love with their Cocomint Cream tea.
Over the holidays, we drank lots of tea but didn't do the "Poetry Tea Time". Finally this week, the routine has come back and today we enjoyed our first Poetry Tea Time together.
It was a very simple tea time.
Celeste and I both agreed that we need to fancy it up a bit more! We had steeped loose tea and Celeste had a mandarin. We need cookies or a cake next time. We did enjoy the poetry we read, and that is important. Celeste and I are still on the discovery road trying to find what she enjoys in books, stories, and poetry.
The three books we read from today were:
Zoo Doings: Animal Poems by Jack Prelutsky ~ a winner, I read aloud every single poem of this small book.
The 20th Century Children's Poetry Treasury selected by Jack Prelutsky ~ I only read one double page from this book. I think that the layout was too busy and not appealing to either of us.
Fancy Nancy Tea Parties by Jane O'Connor ~ anything Fancy Nancy Celeste loves, so I thought this would be a fun book to read during our first Tea Time. It was!
I am not sure how often we will do our Poetry Tea Time, but I am planning for at least once a week. I will write about our books and any special treats as often as I can.
If you are interested, I created a "Poetry & Tea Time" board on Pinterest.