Here’s an idea for you this Halloween season 🙂
Give children *books* during trick or treating instead of candy!
An initiative started by BooksForTreats.org because “books feed children’s minds, while candy only feeds their cavities”, haha… All the dentists and librarians in the house stand up!
Here’s the origin of it:
Books For Treats founder Rebecca Morgan began offering books to her ghouls and goblins at her home in Willow Glen (San Jose, CA) in 1995. She was frustrated at candy being the primary option for Halloween treats. She wanted an inexpensive treat the kids would like. She knew she could opt for small toys, but she wanted something that would make a difference to the kids and last more than a few days.
At her local library book sale Rebecca saw the boxes of gently read children’s books for about what she was spending on candy.