Now that Halloween is forthcoming, many families are starting to decorate their homes and lawns. Although most families put at least one or two decorations up, some go all out to make their house look certifiably haunted. For many of the larger decorating efforts it takes an entire family to work together as a team. Hence, decorating times are an excellent opportunity to teach children about teamwork.
Collaboration is essential to many projects both academic and work-related. Hence, the earlier a person gets used to working alongside others then the better chance they will have of being better students and employees in the future. Furthermore, when people work together harmoniously projects go much faster than if one person was left to do the work all alone. When it is time to decorate a house, chores can be divided up so that everyone does a specific task and, ultimately, things get done more efficiently. Furthermore, successfully participating in a team effort builds children’s sense of self-worth and confidence and these emotional and psychological aspects will make them happier and well-adjusted individual’s altogether.
Halloween is a fun holiday and decorating with images of pumpkins and ghosts and witches and ghouls is a big part of the excitement leading up to the 31st. Decorating is a tradition this time of year but it can also be a teaching opportunity that is well suited for even young children.