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Halloween is traditionally a time when the dead are remembered - hence the ghost stories and ghost costumes.
Tell your child any ghost stories you might know, or make one up. If you read a ghost story together, encourage your child to tell that story to someone else and to make it dramatic.
Here are some Halloween stories to read. You can read them out loud, or listen to them on Youtube. There are questions to answer on the stories if it's part of the fun. See if your child can tell you the story after they have read one.
Children gain confidence in speaking through demonstrating their knowledge to others. Chatting and listening to your child will help build their communication skills. Talking about words and their meaning in everyday life will also help build your child’s vocabulary – and your own!
Funny stories are interesting and a good excuse to get your child talking. At mealtimes, each family member could tell something interesting or something funny that happened during the day. Watching TV together can also provide a good opportunity for chat and to discuss what you are watching. Check if your child understands different things they hear and encourage your child to teach you new words and things they have learnt.
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