Poetry Teatime: Read more!!
One of my goals as a mom is to encourage a love of reading in my children. I use our weekly Poetry Tea Time as a perfect way to introduce poetry, nursery rhymes, fairy tales, and Aesop fables to my toddler and preschooler. I love how it slows the day down and provides a chance for us to connect with each other.
My children are under 4 years old. Each week, we gather with lots of snack options – it can be leftover Christmas cookies, or doughnuts, or sandwiches, and cheese. I will serve hot chocolate and let them pour in milk and sugar (it’s good hand-eye coordination practice!).
I’ve spent the first few weeks just practicing reading to them while we sat around the table, so our book selection has varied. We’ve read The Jesus StoryBook Bible, Aesop’s Fables, Zoo of Emotions (by Teneisha Jones), Mother Goose, and silly books like Llama Llama Goes To The Beach.
My kids, through bites of cookies and treats, constantly say “Read more!!! Read more!”