Trick-or-Treating Promotes Social and Emotional Skill Development!
There are many benefits to trick-or-treating (besides all the yummy candy). When your child joins other children in your neighborhood for some trick-or-treating, that child actively experiments with emotional and social roles. Going door-to-door and socializing with friends and neighbors, helps in the development of feelings and building self-esteem. Children also engage in conversations that will help them work with others in society.
Other benefits include:
Thinking and Imaginative Skills
Exploration of your community
Meeting new people and making friends
Costumes promote imagination and role playing
CANDY (Yes, I know we mentioned that already!!)
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