Our family loves adding Poetry Tea Time
to our homeschool day.
We make it very simple, too. All we do is boil some water to make tea or hot cocoa and put together a few snacks. Then we grab our poetry books from our bookshelves and the kids pick a few poems to read aloud. We keep things fun and relaxed.
If you don’t own any poetry books, you can pick some up at the library or just look online for some poems to share.
Here are a full poetry books available completely free from the Gutenberg Project:
- A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson
- Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know by Kipling
- The Bad Child’s Book of Beasts by Hilaire Belloc
- “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe
- The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth (Vol. 1 of 8)
- Patriotic Poems by Walt Whitman
- Under the Window: Pictures & Rhymes for Children by Kate Greenaway
- Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes by Crane, Gilbert, Tenniel, Weir, and Zwecker
- The Golden Treasury by Francis Turner Palgrave
- Mother Goose or the Old Nursery Rhymes by Kate Greenaway
- A Frog He Would A-Wooing Go by Randolph Caldecott
Here are a few sites you can explore with your kids: