Spooktacular Early Literacy Activities
It’s the most spooktacular time of year to engage your little one in early literacy activities!
Did you know that children grow and develop in a variety of ways through playing dress-up and wearing costumes? They get to try on different roles—and pretending to be someone else allows them to experiment with different ideas and behaviors. It also fosters empathy and improves communication.
Dressing up isn’t the only way to build skills while celebrating Halloween! Take a sensory-rich visit to the pumpkin patch, develop creative expression and physical dexterity while decorating pumpkins, and practice the give-and-take of social interactions by trick-or-treating.
- Visit a pumpkin patch and pick out a pumpkin to carve for Halloween.
- Read some of the great seasonal books—including our newest titles, Halloween: Lift-a-Flap Book, Little Vampire’s Big Smile, and Little Witch’s Zoomin’ Broom!
- Provide costumes, props, and accessories for a dress-up playdate!
Click on the image below to view our free, printable calendar for October.