Halloween! Time for Peaceful Pretending!

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Peaceful Pretending               
Halloween Costume Ideas               

Animals: Ears can be taped to a headband and a tail can be pinned to some pants.
Nature: butterfies, insects, fowers, pumpkin, cactus
Food: banana, cupcake, hot dog, cereal box, grapes, candy bar, taco
Career: Doctor, Rock Star, Astronaut, Soccer Player, Firefighter, Dancer, Chef
Mythical, fairytale, or storybook characters
People from history
Famous landmarks or buildings

Have you checked the back of your closet lately? You may find something inspiring! Thrift stores also save you money and help you and your child create something unique.

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Should you “go to war” over a Halloween costume? We’d say no.
But have a heart to heart over your misgivings? Yes.
And you could try working out some compromises to modify some aspects
of the costume, including protecting younger audiences. Remember that
your child learns from your modeling of how to solve problems, too.

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Looking for more information?
Beyond Banning War and Superhero Play: www.naeyc.org/files/tyc/file/Levin_1.pdf
Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood: www.commercialfreechildhood.org
Center for Media Literacy: www.mediaandvalues.org
Raising Children to Resist Violence: www.apa.org/helpcenter/resist-violence.aspx
Teachers Resisting Unhealthy Children’s Entertainment: truceteachers.org
What do Halloween costumes say? www.tolerance.org/lesson/what-do-halloween-costumes-say

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