If you are not trick or treating tonight, why not write something Spook-tacular to celebrate the occasion? Or better yet, why not give away books? You heard me right, books!
If you want to give a Halloween treat that’s good for kids, but is not candy, why not books? Books feed children’s minds, encourage children to read, and parents to read with them and/or to ask them about their books. Many children rarely receive books as gifts, so even gently read books are special treats.
Books for Treats is a non-profit (501c3) movement that encourages you to give gently read children’s books at Halloween instead of candy. Since Halloween 2001, Books for Treats has given up to 10,000 books each year to excited, costumed Willow Glen, California trick-or-treaters. Giving books instead of candy shows kids you care about them and are encouraging them to read. This not only helps raise their interest in reading, but raises their feeling that the community cares about their future. Literacy is key to success in today’s society. Book reading encourages curiosity, imagination and life-long learning.