Cindy Hewitt is a retired teacher with a passion for children's literature. Read-aloud stories add quality to a child's life experiences.
Who Is Coming to the Witch's House for Halloween?
How Is Halloween Witch Celebrating Halloween?
Open the Witch's Door is a fun choice in board book form to add some reading to your little one's Halloween celebration. Young readers enjoy books that feature "flaps" on the pages to open and peek inside to discover fun secrets. There are 10 flaps for the witch's house that provide an opportunity for interactive reading. Trick-or-treaters also find hidden objects behind some trees. What's behind the windows at the witch's house? Young readers will also want to discover what the witch is reading when they lift the flap beside her bed. There is also a secret hiding under the steps when you go inside the witch's house. This cute little witch loves to cook. What do you suppose is inside her cupboard in her kitchen? Lift the flap to find out. What do you suppose is in her boiling pot? Her vampire friend visits and brings a gift. Lift the flap to find out what the gift is. It's time for the witch to fly on her broom. Lift the flap to discover what she has to help her see in the dark.
There are lots of surprises in this adorable board book for all of the little trick-or-treaters who love books. Open the Witch's Door is a fun choice to hand out to your youngest trick-or-treaters in a goody bag. It was published by Penguin/Random House and has an ISBN of 978-0-593-37333-0.
Delightful Illustrations with Surprises Hidden Under Each Flap
Come Trick-or-Treating With the Diggers
Brianna Caplan Sayers' Where Do Diggers Trick-or-Treat? will appeal to all of the little ones who are fascinated by the big digging trucks that they see on the roads. Christian Slade's fun illustrations of the diggers and their trick-or-treating outings are engaging with all of the details featured in the illustrations. Do the diggers fill their big shovels with chocolates? The diggers enjoy running through a corn maze and pumpkins are part of the maze. A recycling trash truck is part of the fun. Do you think that the toilet paper that the recycling truck picks up will make a good mummy? Cranes are part of the trick-or-treating fun and young readers will want to find out what this crane lifts. Monster trucks are very popular and these are already dressed for Halloween. The surprise costumes at the end of the story will be fun to discover when the door is opened to the human trick-or-treaters.
Where Do Diggers Trick-or- Treat? was published by Random House Children's Books and has an ISBN of 978-0-593-31017-5.
Come Trick-or-Treat With the Diggers
Add These Two Delightful Board Books to Your Early Childhood Classroom for Halloween Reading
Teachers who teach in early childhood classrooms will want to add these fun board-books to their bookshelf. Board books are made of sturdy cardboard and are mostly indestructable. Young toddlers and preschoolers find these small books to be easy to hold and turn the pages to develop reading skills.
The illustrations in both books are colorful and not of the scary kind. The engaging activity of opening the flaps to discover surprises in Open the Witch's Door will keep your little ones excited about Halloween. All of the fun digger trucks in Where Do Diggers Trick-or-Treat? are appealing to all young children.
Activities to add to your classroom after reading:
*Read each in a separate story time session.
*Collect pumpkins of a variety of sizes for your early childhood classroom.
*Allow your little students to wear their Halloween costumes during the week of Halloween.
*Offer a variety of treats and trick-or-treat with young preschoolers to each of the classrooms in your school or childcare center.
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