Halloween Celebrations at HudsonWay Immersion School
Here are a few pictures of social-emotional skills building activities for children and Halloween celebrations at HWIS.
The children had their 1.5 mile Halloween marathon run in the park.
Halloween can be frightening for a child. It can be unpredictable; people don’t look or act the same. The decorations that children are exposed to just by walking down the street can look scary. It is recommended that you do not bypass anything that could make your child scared. “That can worsen the feeling because it reinforces the idea that there is something to be afraid of”. (Dr. Zucker)
Here are a few tips on tackling Halloween challenges and fears with your children.
Preschoolers are great at changing their mind. Don’t be surprised if your child wants to be a cupcake on Tuesday and a pirate by Thursday. Preschoolers change their minds quite often. You child may decide they are over the costume they chose or they may decide it is too itchy, too heavy, or they are simply too hot in it. Do not take any of these things personal. Be flexible!
How can you prepare your child for Halloween?
Start small by showing your child Halloween decorations
Play dress up at home before Halloween
Talk to your child about pretend play
Teach your child to ask, “who are you underneath your costume?”
Tell them that underneath a costume there is a real person