Wishing you a Sensory-Friendly, Halloween!
Halloween can be overwhelming for everyone. What to wear? What to hand out? When do you start Trick-or-Treating? All the questions.
We thought we'd off a few gentle reminders to help ease the unknown of halloween for our little ones. After all, it's a big day!
Save the Date! If you have a calendar, show them where the day is and countdown to when it is coming.
Costumes Optional: What we found is if the costume isn’t cozy, use the pumpkin bag for candy as the ultimate accessory.
Head’s Up: Prepare your child that Halloween is coming and what to expect.
These are great books we highly recommend:
Spooky Pookie by Sandra Boynton is an adorable rhyming book all about a little pig trying to find just the right costume for Halloween. The images are fun and simple, and there is nothing spooky about this book, despite its title. A great little read for toddlers.
Peek-a-Boooo! by Marie Torres Cimarusti is a perfect toddler Halloween book. The premise is simple; each page has a well known Halloween character including a witch, skeleton, Frankenstein all hiding behind their hands playing peek-a-boo with the readers. The characters hands are flaps, and when you lift them, they reveal the character”™s face ”“ which is always sweet and happy, never scary. At the end of the book, there are more flaps to lift to reveal trick or treaters and the same Halloween characters hiding in their haunted house.
P.S. Remember, if you see a teal-pumpkin, be sensitive to those with allergies!