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Benefits of Trick-or-Treating this Halloween

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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:

  • Language Skills
  • Thinking and Imaginative Skills
  • Problem-solving
  • Empathy
  • Exploration of your community
  • Motor skills
  • Meeting new people and making friends
  • Costumes promote imagination and role playing
  • Exercise
  • CANDY (Yes, I know we mentioned that already!!)


Additional articles on the benefits of trick-or-treating for children:

Washington Post-It’s Good for Them

Moon Child-10 Benefits of Dress-up Play for Children

Beliefnet-7 Reasons to go Trick-or-Treating

Flippos-How Halloween Benefits your Children

Romper-The Benefits of Trick-or-Treating for Kids, According to Experts




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