Friday, October 24th, 2008
Discuss: How do you Handle Halloween Sweets?
Hasbro has a nifty treat this year: a 12-pack of small Halloween-themed 50-piece puzzles. There are three copies each of four designs: a frog witch, dog ghost, kittens in a pumpkin and a field of candy.
They strike me as perfect for a party, and good for younger trick-or-treaters.
The bad news: the puzzles are only sold in physical Toys R Us stores, retailing for $4. In our neighborhood, we see fewer than 20 visitors, so two bags would suffice, with the surplus saved for my own kids and future Halloweens.
The puzzles are listed for ages 5-and-up, but a puzzle-adept toddler can handle 50 pieces by age 4, or much younger when assisted by a parent.
(Hint: sneak a telltale piece into your child's hand and suggest what the piece looks like.)
And, of course, supervise the whole time due to the choking hazard.
I'm led to wonder, how do you handle Halloween sweets? Or for that matter, birthday party favors that invariably include candy?
Do you let your toddler consume sweets? Do you give candy out at Halloween? If not, what's your substitute?