YMB #28 Morning Time with Boys: A Conversation with Kathy Weitz


One of the struggles we hear about often here at the Your Morning Basket podcast is how do you do Morning Time with boys — especially resistant boys. To answer that question we brought in an expert. Kathy Weitz has five boys all of whom are in their teens or older.

She knows what it is like to do Shakespeare, poetry, and literature with a passel of males and come out on the other side able to tell the tales. We are fortunate that she is sharing those stories and tips with us today.

YMB #28 Morning Time with Boys: A Conversation with Kathy Weitz

Links and resources from today’s show:

 The Long Winter (Little House) Old Mother West Wind (Dover Children’s Thrift Classics) Treasure Island Kidnapped (Bantam Classics) The First Four Years (Little House) Little Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers The Adventures of Peter Cottontail (Dover Children’s Thrift Classics) Where the Red Fern Grows Jabberwocky and Other Poems (Dover Thrift Editions) Goops and How to Be Them (Timeless Classics) The Adventures of Odysseus and The Tale of Troy (Dover Children’s Classics) The Chronicles of Narnia Favorite Thornton Burgess Animal Stories Boxed Set (Sets) by Burgess, Thornton W. (1993) Paperback The Adventures of Pinocchio The Princess And The Goblin: By George MacDonald – Illustrated The Princess and Curdie My Book House Complete Set of Rainbow Edition, Volumes 1-12 Fifty Famous Stories Retold A Picturesque Tale of Progress Complete Set, Volumes 1-9 The Wind in the Willows (Sterling Illustrated Classics) The Hobbit The Bronze Bow The Story of Rolf and the Viking Bow (Living History Library) The Red Keep (Adventure Library) The Odyssey Plutarch’s Lives Volume 1 (Modern Library Classics) David Copperfield (Penguin Classics) Great Expectations A Christmas Carol The Space Trilogy (Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, That Hideous Strength) by C.S. Lewis (2011) Paperback The Divine Comedy The Adventures of Robin Hood (Puffin Classics) by Green Roger Lancelyn (2010-03-18) Paperback The Greek Myths (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)


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  • Kathy Weitz says:

    Thank you, Pam, for giving me the opportunity to talk about one of my favorite things!

  • Jennifer says:

    Love this episode!! You’ve given me inspiration, a ton of good ideas and so many items to add to our reading list. Thank you!

  • Cindy says:

    “There were a lot of days that were just horrible…” LOL…I LOVE this and “work with the wiggle.” Such honesty and wisdom, thank you! I have three boys – 9, 9, 8 & a three-year-old daughter so read-aloud time can be full of distractions. Your honesty and suggestions were very helpful and encouraging! We love our family time and I am already seeing small seeds of fruitfulness with mine; I love hearing that reiterated by you. Great show!

  • Sarah says:

    This was a great episode, so encouraging to teach to multiple children and still follow CM’s principles. Loved all the book recommendations too!

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