Halloween is fun for the kids as they dress up in their costumes, have classroom parties and enjoy time with their friends in the neighborhood knocking on doors to collect candy. Then, they sift through looking for their favorites! My mom always put a big bowl of candy we collected in the pantry to share and then hid the rest so that we didn't pig out and eat it all! Times were simpler back then, we knew everyone on our block and in our neighborhood. While this video cartoon we made a few years ago may not be like what you'd see on the television, the message is very, very important to share. After all, there is an old cliche' "It's the thought that counts" and we just wanted to get the message out to you and hope you'll share it with others, too. Happy Halloween!
Here are some tips for Trick-or-Treating this year:
1, Don't go to a house with no lights on
2. Don't eat your candy without an adult checking it first
3. always have a Trick-or-Treat buddy
4. Bring a flashlight or wear reflective clothing
5. Don't run from house to house or in between parked cars
6, Never roam too far from home
It's important to put safety first in everything you do, this is true on Halloween too, so listen to the rules your family puts in place then put on that Trick-or-Treat face!
The month of October is well underway, and the children can't wait for Halloween day! With ghosts and goblins and witches, too, the children will be dressed up to say: "TRICK-OR-TREAT" to you! While not everyone will celebrate Halloween, we like the idea of Perseverance and Pumpkins to help reinforce and teach a child to persevere, to never give up, to keep on trying no matter how difficult a task may seem. Our activity book is a fun, engaging and simple way to open a discussion of this vital core value with your own children. Available on Amazon.
Fall is actually my favorite time of the year, the cooler weather, and especially the beautiful colors from the leaves changing colors. There are so many vibrant reds, oranges, yellows and even brown. Stop to take a quick look around, it's like an artists palette of beautiful colors just waiting to be observed and enjoyed.
Teaching a child perseverance is a vital value as there is no easy way to learn anything. It's important to practice when you need to, but, most of all to at least try. You're pretty luck if you tackle a new task and are able to accomplish it first time around! I know for me I had to really try hard at many things, and, practice them quite often in order to become better at it. This might be frustrating to a child if they are not able to grasp a concept or task first time around, but, as an adult, it's up to us to allow them to fail, let them know that it's truly alright to fail and how important it is to try it again. Like learning to ride a bike, you may fall off, but, you get back on and try it again! As we learn and grow, Do'er Duck is an easy character to lean. Encourage your child, if they throw a tantrum, let them cool down, and encourage them to try the task again. Watch how they light up when they feel that accomplishment and can share that they did it!
Click here to print me out! Display this poster and share it with your child to encourage perseverance right in your own home!
Do'er Duck made a visit to our home years ago! (above) While the Characters were piloted in an elementary school where they earned a National Promising Practice Award, there was a student whose favorige character was Do'er Duck. For Halloween, her mom and Megan made a costume for the class party! Today, she is an elementary teacher just like her mom!
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Married with children since 1981. Love working with children and sharing the Characters of Character.