Today is the first day of school. Today our life will go from waking up late to rushed mornings, and from family movie night to early bed times and homework.
Luckily Kik loves school and always does well with the transition. She loves telling us what she is learning about, and always wants us to expand on different subjects. I know that this is not always usually the case. So when I was planning the back to school event I decided that I wanted to include products that make home learning a little more fun.
First up is reading. When Kik was in kindergarten she had to read 15 minutes every night. Then in first grade, it was bumped up to 20 minutes. Finding interesting books that were at an appropriate level, was actually a really difficult thing.
In Kindergarten it was all about fun picture books that made her laugh. Room on the Broom from Dial Books (an Imprint of Penguin Books) fits this description perfectly.
Room on the Broom (written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel
Scheffler) is about a witch, but it's not a traditional Halloween story. In Room on the Broom, a witch and her cat are happily flying through the sky on a broomstick - until the witch drops her hat, her broom, and her wand. With each item she drops, the witch finds a new friend that wants to go along for the ride. The witch is happy to make room on her broomstick, but the cat...not so much. But when the witch is threatened by a dragon, the cat learns that friends are important, and all the animals team up to save the day.
In addition to the book, there is also a movie version that was released on August 6th from Magic Light Pictures and NCircle Entertainment. The film uses CGI Animation to bring the story to life, and they did a great job. Here are a few pictures of my kids the first time they sat down to watch the film.
My kids love the book, but as you can see above, it has also became one of their favorite movies. Co will bring me the case repeatedly until I put it on. Witches are Bid's favorite things ever, so she would happily watch it all day. And Kik loves to read along with the movie.
They love it so much, that they have decided that we are all going to be witches for Halloween.
To Buy - The hardcover book retails for $16.99, and is available wherever books are sold. The DVD has a SRP of $9.99, and is available at Target, Walmart, Toys”R”Us, amazon.com,
Kmart, and many other retailer.
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