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A Scare-Free Halloween

FredRogers

"It can be fun to be scared, as many of us will recall from Halloweens past. But if we think back, we’ll probably agree that there were two things that made it possible for that scariness to be fun. First, that we knew we were safe because someone we loved was nearby. Second, we knew that whatever was scaring us was only pretend.” ~Fred Rogers

Smart words from Mr. Rogers! Many small children don't find Halloween fun at all!...the masks, the jumping out surprises and all the ghosts & vampires & scary looking pumpkins. Below are several stories that can help kids turn their Halloween fears into Halloween fun. If Arthur & Scaredy Squirrel can do it, so can your child! Also consider a trip to The Children's Museum of Indianapolis Haunted House but go during lights ON hours. The volunteers go out of their way to be extra friendly as your child walks through.


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HalSquaredySquirrel
Read Scaredy Squirrels Prepares for Halloween - Scaredy Squirrel puts together a collection of helpful safety tips and step-by-step instructions to guide you through common Halloween obstacles such as carnivorous plants, haunted houses and encountering the infamous Frankenstein.

HalDragonScared
Read Me and My Dragon Scared of Halloween - A boy tries to find the perfect Halloween costume for his pet dragon, so they can go trick-or-treating together.

HalBooBunny
Read Boo Bunny - Two small bunnies face their fears while trick-or-treating on Halloween night.

HalGoAway
Read Go Away Big Green Monster - A scary green monster begins to disappear, piece by piece and page by page, in a die-cut picture book that lets youngsters take control of the monsters in their lives.

HalOldLady
Read The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything - A brave little old lady who was not afraid of anything receives the scare of her life and comes up with an ingenious solution to conquer her fears.

HalArthur
Read Arthur’s Halloween - Arthur finds everything about Halloween scary, including his little sister's costume, his morning snack, and the big house on the corner.

HalNeverBoo
Read Never Say Boo - When Gordon, a ghost, moves to a new school, everyone is afraid of him until they learn that he is not as scary as they thought he was.

HalGeorgie
Read Georgie - Georgie the friendly ghost is happy living with the Whittakers, but then things change and he decides to find a new place to haunt.

HalWinifred
Read One Wish for Winifred Witch - In this rhyming story, little Winifred Witch is excited about enjoying Halloween night with the big witches, but she has one small problem--she is afraid of the dark. Her secret wish is never to be scared of the dark again. She asks her Aunt Broomhilda, who owns a shop of spells, to help. When magic fails, Broomhilda shows her another solution to her fears.

HalVunce
Read Vunce Upon a Time - A fearful, young vampire, who prefers candy to blood, bravely ventures into the human world on Halloween night to satisfy his sweet too.

HalHumbugWitch
Read Humbug Witch - A little girl tries unsuccessfully to do all the tricks of a witch.
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