All Hallow’s Read: Wishbone Style
This year, I’m spreading the book love, giving out candy and books to our trick-or-treaters. We live on a really creepy street and only get around 3 every year so I’ve bought a couple kids books to give out in participation with All Hallow’s Read.
It’s hard to get kids to sit down to read unless you make it a habit in your home. I remember babysitting third grader years ago and reading with her. She couldn’t read the words in first grade readers, didn’t know basic words like “the” or “it,” and would just make up whatever she felt fit the pages. It was disheartening to see her struggle because her parents didn’t take the time to give her this vital skill. It was even harder to see her wanting to grasp reading but that no one would teach her. School just isn’t enough!
Our tradition is to read The Legend of Sleepy Hollow every year by the light of the jack-o-lanterns (and possibly a book light because I’m blind in the dark!). While you probably can’t get your kids to sit still tonight because they’re so excited to put their costumes on and go knock on doors and bring in a big candy haul, any parents can appreciate the Wishbone series that introduces their kids to different stories while they get a little down time to do things like make dinner on a busy night.
Lucky for all of us, the Halloween themed episode “Halloween Hound: The Legend of the Creepy Collars” is on Youtube! So use this playlist, plug your computer into the TV and sit the kids down for some educational entertainment.
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