Tuesday Teatime: Caddy family
Weâ€™re new to Brave Writer this yearâ€”I attended the workshop you held in Grand Rapids last March (Iâ€™m the one who asked you if you happened to be a LLL Leader, since I recognized many familiar LLL ideas in your writing and speaking), and weâ€™re slowly incorporating Brave Writer ideas into our life. We started having poetry teas last springâ€”finally a way to enjoy poetry together!
A friend of mine recently told me her 8 year old daughter was really interested in learning about poetry, but she didnâ€™t know how to teach her. I sent her some information about Brave Writer and directed her to the website to read more, then we had a big poetry tea on Sept 5 with all six children. Each of the children read or recited a couple of poems and we all enjoyed tea together. Her daughter memorized several poems and also taught her 4 year old brother some poems he could recite on his own, and one that they did together. My 7 year old son drew a picture of a shark to illustrate his poem. Everyone learned how varied poems can be and we all had a wonderful time together. We have decided to make this a monthly eventâ€”all the kids look forward to it. Our next Poetry Tea is scheduled for this Friday, Oct. 3.
Thanks, Julie, for helping out our family.
P.S. I was a La Leche League leader for ten years. Some of my first published writing was for La Leche League as a matter of fact!