Did you know that August is Family Fun Month? As a former elementary teacher and a homeschooling mom, I am not above sneaking some educational moments into family time. One of my favorite ways to spend time with the kids when they were younger was reading to them before bed. There were some nights I was so tired I fell asleep in the middle of the book, but I would usually receive a sharp poke from whichever kids I was cuddling with at the time to wake me up! To celebrate Family Fun Month, I have a delightful new book, Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson, to share with you.
In Room on the Broom, the witch and her cat couldn’t be happier, flying through the sky on their broomstick—until the witch drops her hat, then her bow, then her wand! Luckily, three helpful animals—a dog, a parrot and a frog—find the missing items and all they want in return is a ride on the broomstick. But is there room on the broom for so many new friends? The kindly witch thinks there is—much to the frustration of her cat. But when disaster strikes, and the witch is about to be eaten by a fearsome dragon, she is saved by the gang of animals, all working together. The witch’s cat learns the importance of friends and family, and the witch rewards her new friends with a magnificent broom that is big enough for everyone.
This book is beautifully illustrated and highlights an important message in a fun, upbeat manner. Room on the Broom has also just been released onto video by NCircle entertainment. It’s a good video to have for days when you have a house full of kids and a rainy day outside or want the kids to take a break and relax for a few minutes.
Want to continue the Room on The Broom fun? Here are some cute ideas for creative play and crafting that would be fun to do as a family.
- Make a Witch or Wizard Hat
- Visit the NCircle Entertainment Page to Find Room on the Broom Fingerpuppets and Coloring Sheets
- Make a mini Witches Broom
What ideas do you have for celebrating Family Fun Month?
One person will receive a Room on The Broom Book AND DVD.