February is Black History Month in the United States, celebrating the achievements of African Americans and remembering the ongoing history of racial tension in the US. Today, we would like to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr., and his achievements for Civil Rights in the US as well as highlighting a wonderful poetry book about Dr. King that is worth adding to your bookshelves.
Here at Poetry Teatime, we love hearing your stories about writing and reading poetry with your family. Today's story features a freewrite by a brand new ten-year-old poet with an eye for capturing a gorgeous landscape!
This year, February 5th marks the first day of the Lunar New Year, also called Chinese New Year, celebrated with days and weeks of festivity around the globe! We'll join in the fun today by recommending some great poetry collections and ways to celebrate in your own home.
Are you curious about trying a Poetry Teatime with your family but don’t have the spare time in your jam-packed schedule? Do you feel exhausted even thinking about planning elaborate and Pinterest-worthy feast? Would you like to get back to enjoying the basics of poetry with your family? Then today’s post is for you.
Last week in part one of our series on how to read a poem, we discussed taking a glance over the poem and then reading it out loud. Today, we’ll start to dive into the real work of reading a poem: understanding what it says.
Prop up your fuzzy hobbit feet by the fire, grab a mug of piping hot tea and a plate of Bilbo's fresh-baked seed cakes, and settle in for a riddle and game-filled teatime. Today's teatime celebrates the wonderful talents of Tolkien and the playful world of The Hobbit!
Are you intimidated by the thought of reading poetry? Do you want to learn more tips and techniques for reading it as a family? We are starting a new series at Poetry Teatime on how to read a poem. Today, we'll be talking about the very first things you can do when you start to read a poem.