Join me on my first television appearance as the owner of Bella Luna Toys!
In this segment for the evening news magazine “207” in Portland, Maine, I share ideas for alternative costumes for Halloween. Instead of spending money on a mass-produced costume that will be worn once and end up in a landfill, consider instead making or buying a quality handmade costume that will last for years, and be enjoyed year-round for fun dress-up play.
Halloween can be frightening for preschoolers, so rather than monsters, goblins, and ghouls, here are some ideas for classic fantasy characters from literature and fairy tales that will engage a young child’s imagination.
And remember that dress-up play has many developmental benefits (the subject of my next blog post), and is not just for Halloween. A dress-up corner or basket of costumes should be part of every preschool classroom and every child’s play room.
Here are the costumes and products featured on the show:
- Fairy Princess Tulle Dress
- Princess Bodice
- Princess Crown
- Jute Tunic Knight’s Costume
- Kid’s Knight Helmet
- Wooden Sword and Shield in Leather Sheath
- Wooden Dragon Shield
- Sarah’s Silks Fairy Dress
- Robin Hood Cape
- Robin Hood Hat
- Play Silks
- Natural Face Paints
Wishing you and your family a safe, healthy, and NATURAL Halloween!
What will your child be for Halloween this year? Leave a comment and let me know!