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How To Help Your Small Children Have A Great Halloween In The Country This Year

by Nicola Kennedy

Going trick-or-treating with a small child when you live in the country can sometimes be a dangerous thing. With very few, if any, sidewalks and often no street lights, going from house to house can be hazardous and the time it takes walking from house to house extensive. Instead, look for some organized events this Halloween to take your toddler to.

Places to look for events are:

  1. Grocery Stores - Many local grocery stores around the country are now sponsoring events at Halloween. Although they sometimes do give large amounts of candy, which may not be the best thing for your toddler, they also provide miniature bounce houses and slides, pumpkin decorating, and other fun activities. Most are absolutely free, as well, so you won't be spending a fortune.
  2. Churches - At a local church in my community, they sponsor something called a "Trunk-Or-Treat". It is a big cook-out event with soft drinks, popcorn, hamburgers, and hot dogs. In addition to the food, several members of the church bring their cars, park them in the parking lot, decorate the trunks and set up games for toddlers and preschoolers to play, and hand out candy. The church itself rents a bounce house and has a hayride available. This is a fun, safe event to take toddlers to, as it is in a very confined space and is fully supervized.
  3. Libraries - Local public libraries are a great place to look for events around any holiday. Storytimes, games, crafts and other fun activities are popular with kids and are offered many times in the children's library.
  4. Malls - More like a traditional "trick-or-treating" event, most mall retailers hand out candy during a particular time on Halloween. Although your toddler will be getting mostly candy, it is a safe way to allow your child to socialize and wear a costume of their choosing.

This is far from all the locations that sponsor events for Halloween. Check your local newspaper for local programs available for your child. Keep the event short, sweet and simple and you will have an enjoyable time along with your toddler.

Attend events at locations you trust, as not only do you want your toddler to have fun, but you want them to be safe.

About the Author:
Nicola always enjoys Halloween parties with her family. Visit her Halloween site for tips and information about Childrens Halloween Costumes at www.Best-Halloween.com



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