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Welcome to "Tea with Julie," a weekly missive by me, Julie Bogart. My wish is to give you food for thought over a cup of tea to enhance your life as an educator, parent, and awesome adult. Glad you're here. Pinkies up!
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Cincinnati, July 29, 2023

Hi Friend,

What if your child doesn't like Poetry Teatime? 

One of the things I noticed with my own kids was that while routines comfort me, they become redundant and boring to kids. So always feel free to take breaks.

Also, ask your kids for suggestions.

Your kids’ input is vital for a successful home education.

  • Would they prefer reading joke books instead of poetry?
  • How about listening to a fantasy book?
  • Are they interested in creepy crawly things? Read poems about spiders.
  • Do they enjoy handcrafts? They might work on them (instead of sipping tea) while listening to you read.

The idea here is to keep experimenting with new options.

Remember, there is no law that requires kids to love poetry. If they don’t, minimize it. Give it a good stretch then a good rest then try again. 

Your children will present you with new challenges and new opportunities based on their interests and tastes. It takes a lot of love and energy to meet that demand. But I know you can do it!

For more inspiration, you can visit our website: Poetry Teatime.

And be sure to follow along on our Instagram account where we feature your poetry teas!





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Julie Bogart
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