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Halloween Read Alouds for Young Children

Halloween can be a pretty exciting holiday for many kids! Here’s a great way to help them settle down and have some quiet time before the busy evening arrives!

Hopefully you can join them listening to these Halloween stories. I’m sure some great conversations will erupt if you are there with them. As you engage with them in these conversations you will learn a lot of about your child’s feelings and emotions about scary things and what types of emotions this celebration brings up.

It is a true gift to our children to become immersed and read a book together.

See if you can let go of the to-do list in your head this Halloween and if you don’t have any Halloween books at home take a listen to these stories and just focus on the story, the pictures, and the child in your lap. After a couple of these stories and your full attention, you may find that your kids are ready to run off and play independently, for a little while at least, on this very exciting day for so many children. Hopefully you will be refreshed and get a few things done before it’s time to “trick or treat!”

"From bat-wing brownies to skeleton decorations, Arthur keeps getting spooked by Halloween. But then his sister wanders into the scariest place in the neighborhood to trick or treat—the witch’s house! Will Arthur be brave enough to save her? Join Arthur and friends on a spooky adventure!"

This video has two stories. This is the second story and starts at the 12:36 min mark.

"5b “Trick or Treat” Brother and Sister plan to avoid Widder Jones’ house when they go trick or treating because neighbourhood lore has it that she’s a witch. Mama knows Widder Jones personally and tells the cubs what a sweet person she is. When the evening is over the cubs agree with Mama. They enjoyed visiting Widder Jones more than anyone else that Halloween."

"Little monsters and goofy goblins take center stage in this silly, spooky spin on Clement C. Moore's beloved poem. But what will happen on Halloween when the monsters come face to face with human trick-or-treaters."

Enjoy spending time with your children listening to these classic Halloween stories.

Mary Printz aka Miss Mary is the co-founder of Early Readers Academy and Accelerated Potential Academy. She is a seasoned educational consultant, researcher, Reading Consultant and Developer and International speaker. You can contact her at

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