The day has arrived for us to share all the details for the first Family Dinner Book Club of the year! This month we are featuring the book, Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne. We hope that you’ve been enjoying reading the book with your family. If you haven’t started to read or are just learning about Family Dinner Book Club, you still have plenty of time to participate!
Just to review a bit… Family Dinner Book Club is a monthly book club for your family. On the first of each month, we share the title of the book that is being featured. Then, on the 15th of each month we share all the details for your special club dinner. Jill from Enchanted Homeschooling Mom shares art and craft ideas for decorating your dinner table. Sarah from Daisy at Home shares a special menu to compliment the book. And, I will share conversation starters for your special family dinner. We invite you to share a picture from your dinner with us anytime during the month on our Family Dinner Book Club Facebook page. Now, on to preparing for book club this month!
Family Dinner Book Club
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I’m pleased to share six conversation starters to get your book club rolling. Just click on this link (Winnie-the-Pooh table topics) for a one page PDF file that you can print and then cut apart. Use the cards on your chosen dinner night. You of course don’t have to use all of them or you may even have some other discussion points that developed while you were reading. These are just meant to be a guide. Happy talking!
- What books would you have read to Pooh when he was stuck in the hole?
- Are you more like Pooh, Eeyore, Piglet or Christopher Robin? Why?
- Pooh gets his head stuck in the honey jar. Tell about a time when you were stuck on something and how you problem solved a solution.
- Eeyore celebrates a birthday in the story. What goes into choosing a just right present for someone?
- Christopher Robin leads everyone on an expedition to the North Pole. If you could pick anywhere to travel, where would you choose to go?
- Pooh got a special pencil case and pencils at his party. What Pooh story would you create with the pencils?
Adapting for Different Ages
Though Family Dinner Book Club works very well for children ages 4-8, you can adapt the club for younger and older children. You might trying introducing younger children to Winnie the Pooh’s Giant Lift the-Flap book. The simple text and picture support will introduce younger children to the characters and setting. Older children may enjoy reading the book to the younger children.
For lots of table decoration ideas, head over to Enchanted Homeschooling Mom for her Winnie-the-Pooh Inspired Storybook Decorations for Your Family Dinner Table. Jill shares ideas for you special dinner as well as decorations that can be used all month.
For your yummy Winnie-the-Pooh Menu, head over to Daisy at Home.
And please snap a picture and share with us on our Family Dinner Book Club Facebook page. We will also be talking about the book and how the club is going on the page too. We’d love for you to join us!
Check back on February 1st to see which book we will be featuring for the new month and for details on how to enter a giveaway for that book!
Is there a book you would like to see us feature this year? Please share your ideas below in the comments or on our Facebook page.