Happy Halloween

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Very soon, a lot of kiddos will visit your door. Please be open minded.

  • The child who is grabbing more than one piece of candy might have poor fine motor skills or may be hungry.
  • The child who takes forever to pick out one piece of candy might have motor planning issues or a cognitive impairment.
  • The child who does not say “trick or treat” or “thank you” might be painfully shy or non-verbal.
  • If you cannot understand their words, they may struggle with developmental apraxia of speech. They are thankful in their hearts and minds.
  • The child that doesn’t answer when you talk to him or her may have a hearing impairment.
  • The child who looks disappointed when he sees your bowl might have a life-threatening allergy.
  • The child who isn’t wearing a costume at all might not be “able” to wear one due to the sensory issues of autism, or the family may not be able to afford one.
  • Be kind, be patient, smile, and try to understand.
  • It’s everyone’s Halloween.
  • Make each child feel special and make their parents feel good by making a big deal of their special child. Thank you!

Published by Cara Zara

Cara Zara, science educator and children's entertainer has performed at hundreds of festivals, libraries, birthday parties, school assemblies, corporate events and charity functions in the Southeast and interacted with over 75,000 children.

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