How to Make Halloween Fun for Special Needs Children

 

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I hope everyone is having a joyous Halloween. I just wanted to take a few minutes to remind everyone that Halloween is a fun holiday that ALL children should be able to enjoy. You can do this by merely recognizing their differences, being patient and accepting and celebrating each special child. A more specific way to do this is to participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project. You can go to their website for in-depth information, but the basic premise is to recognize not all children are able to enjoy candy on Halloween due to allergies and to promote inclusion by providing non-food treats. If you want to participate, I’ve provided a free printable at the bottom of this post. Just print it out and place it on your door! Also, you can spray paint a pumpkin teal or pick up a Teal Pumpkin Project paint kit like this one to alert trick-or-treaters that you’re providing non-food treats.

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8 Ways to Make Indoor Activities Fun and Educational

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“I’m boooooored.” If you have kids you hear this CONSTANTLY even though your kid may literally be surrounded by a dozen or so toys strewn about. I was infamous for doing this as a kid! Normally, it’s easily solved when you boot them outside for some fresh air and to run off some energy (and get moment of quiet for you) but when you can’t due to the weather, then what? Instead of plopping them in front of the TV or tablet, give one of these ideas a go to put a spin on everyday activities and sneak in some education too!

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The Worst Parenting Advice I’ve Ever Received – GIF style!

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When you have a child, everyone is overly eager to share their oh so wise and unsolicited parenting advice. Some is solid and some just makes you shake your head in disbelief. These are examples of the latter.

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