Accepting change with Room on the Broom

  • Video
  • Age 3+
Still from Room on the Broom, featuring Cat and Dog

GOSH Play team says:

"At GOSH, we try to create opportunities for collaboration to enable everyone to feel good about their contribution."

Top tips from the GOSH Play team brought to life by Room on the Broom

Looking for ideas on how to encourage children to embrace change and make new friends? Find tips from the GOSH Play team as they meet the characters from the animated adaptation of Room on the Broom, based on the magical children’s picture book from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

If you don’t have a copy of the book, you could see if your local library has one in stock. If they don’t, you can ask them to order one in for you. You can watch the BAFTA-winning film on BBC iPlayer, and you’ll see clips from it in the videos below!

Those who don't know the Room on the Broom story can still enjoy the tips below.

Tip One: Accepting change

Learning how to be open to new people and experiences is an important part of growing up. In Room on the Broom, Cat finds it hard adapting to change. Here are a few tips on how to help a little one experiencing the same thing.

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Tip Two: Learning to share

Children might feel sad or cross about having to share things. In Room on the Broom, Cat’s no different. Discover how the GOSH Play team helps patients at the hospital get used to sharing.

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Tip Three: Embracing teamwork

In Room on the Broom, the only way the animals can save Witch is by working together. Find out how you can help a child realise the power of teamwork.

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© Orange Eyes Ltd. 2012

© 2001 & TM J Donaldson & A Scheffler. Licensed by Magic Light Pictures Ltd.

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