is something about Halloween which catches the imaginations of children. They
get dress up, pretend play and treat themselves! In fact 3 years old is when
they begin creative play (making up stories, mimicking etc), and Halloween is a
perfect example of creative play.
to make the day special for your preschooler:
Organizing Halloween party is a great
way to enthrall kids. Have a costume contest, candy treat, tattoo making, fun
activities and spooky decorations to light up the party.
Make Halloween un-scary. When teaching
kids about Halloween, make sure the information is light and comprehensible.
Three year olds are clever enough to understand 'real' versus 'pretend' yet
there are some toddlers who don’t understand the difference between real and
make-believe. So you have to gear your answers to the age your child is.
Make Halloween un-scary, and yet still
tell the true story. Parents can talk about Halloween as the holiday where
people were allowed to dress up as someone or something they imagined. They can
have fun getting their faces painted and decorating a pumpkin.
Halloween comes with huge imaginations
and creativity. Kids can be engaged in Pumpkin carving or decoration, making
paper ghosts, tattooing and so much more creative activities. All of this will
allow kids to explore their creative side and make their own choices.
- Halloween-themed story
Read books that are fitting for
Halloween - monsters, witches, spiders. This is a great chance for you to help
kids realize that monsters and all spooky things are works of fiction. Make
them understand that it's OK to be scared; ask them to tell you when they're
afraid of something instead of keeping it to themselves.