How do you get a 2 year-old prepared for Halloween? In other words, how do you get them to understand the concept of trick or treating and wearing a costume? Our son is going to be an oompa loompa (original version of course), but how do we get him excited about it?
Oh, I think the excitement will happen on its own. In fact, building Halloween up too much may backfire. It’s late in the evening, it’s cold and dark outside, he’s disoriented by the costume (and may not want to even wear it), there’s candy involved…so many opportunities for a tantrum. I say give him to basics that day and then just follow his lead.
What say you, Parenthackers? How do you prepare a toddler for his first Halloween?
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