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Halloween is one of my families favorite holidays. We love doing fall activities like going to the pumpkin patch to pick out pumpkins, roasting pumpkin seeds, and of course picking out great Halloween costumes.
Of course the kid’s think the best part is getting candy. I can’t lie – I sneak some of the kid’s candy for myself too but I enjoy the family time the most.
After reading My Twins’ First Halloween I think Paris, a 14 year author, enjoys family time too. After all she’s dedicated a whole series of eight around her and her twin sisters.
My Twins’ First Halloween talks about things Paris, her twin sisters, and her family does around Halloween. The story is based in San Francisco California when Paris was five years old.
The story jumps around a bit just as children seem to do when they talk about things. Everything is related around Halloween though. It reminds children that Halloween is usually close when leaves on trees start changing colors and introduces possibly new activities you could do with the family – like celebrating Day of the Dead or collecting glass pumpkins to decorate with.
It also brings up the normal activities most families do around Halloween like going to the pumpkin patch, carving pumpkins, and trading candy.
When Paris has a hard time figuring how what she wants to be for Halloween. Her grandma saves her by pulling out some items to make a superhero costume – saving the day. Reminding us any small act can be huge in the eyes of a child.
Just as Paris’ grandma helped her out with her costume she helps her sister when she gets confused about the whole trick or treating etiquette. Reminding her that you that you don’t give the candy you receive back to your other neighbors. It’s a sweet thought though, isn’t it. Spread the love. I remember my son doing the exact same thing.
Overall, it’s a sweet, easy story to read. There are some words that are a bit hard for my eight year old to sound out but not that many. He needs to practice learning harder words anyway. Sounding out Ghirardelli’s might be asking too much though. But, hey, if he wants to eat it one day he needs to know how to read it so he’ll learn. Perfect for early readers and young children. Highly recommend this book!
Do you remember something your parents or grandparents did for you that was small but meant so much to you?
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Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.