One of the unique challenges of Halloween is knowing how to help our more sensitive children manage all the frightening images and experiences they inevitably encounter: skeletons, gravestones, monsters, huge spiders, and other ghastly visions. We have found that stories are the most effective and enduring way to help children process — and then release — these images so they can enjoy all the magic and fun the season has to offer.
Here are two stories that we think might help:
Happy Halloween, all!
About the Author
David Sewell McCann
David Sewell McCann fell in love with spinning stories in first grade – the day a storyteller came to his class and captured his mind and imagination. He has been engaged in storytelling all of his adult life through painting, film-making, teaching and performing. Out of his experience as a Waldorf elementary class teacher and parent, he has developed a four step method of intuitive storytelling, which he now shares through workshops and through this website.