Monday, October 10, 2011

Post card from abroad

New York City... Wish I could be there... 

October 31, 2009
12:00 pmto5:00 pm

Come to CMA from 12-5pm for a full day of spooky surprises, ghostly projects and tricks and treats for all ages. Dress-up in your most creative costume and come on down! Trick or Treat Parade through SoHo starts at 3pm Sharp! 
*Old invite but usually an annual celebration

Are you doing anything special with your little ones for Halloween this year?  
This is a great time to get in the spirit and be silly and just have fun!

It is also a great way to take some time to talk about some of the common fears children have about ghosts, spirits, and/or costumes (many children fear clowns and characters like Barney).  You can start desensitizing your scared child by showing him/her the different parts of the costume in a non-threatening and playful manner; for example, the nose of the clown, the make-up, the hair and the clothes.  Separately they may not be a threat.  Also coloring your children's faces into different characters can be considered fun, and you can show them how they changed without it being scary...  But be careful not to push your child too hard, if they seem genuinely afraid, do stop and consult with a professional...

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