Once again it is October and Halloween is fast approaching. Practically every shop and store has its decorations out in full and many families across the nation are prepping their houses for trick and treaters and buying (or making) their children Halloween costumes.
Halloween is synonymous with all things scary and horror-related and this is excellently reflected in bookstores. Chances are good that, by now, every bookstore in your neighborhood is currently displaying a range of titles that feature ghouls and goblins and witches as main characters. Using these themes to interest children in reading is an excellent way to enhance their reading curriculum.
Although physical books are still hugely popular with both parents and kids—especially little kids—it is increasingly common to find a huge range of short stories online…including some spooky tales that are perfect for anyone of elementary school age or older!
Americanfolklore.net has a number of horror-themed stories that are based in the United States:
UltimateCamperSource.com allows readers to find some of the spookiest ghost stories that have ever been told around a campfire:
Apples4theteacher.com includes a list of scary stories that double as printable so that even very young readers can enjoy them:
The economy is still hitting many people hard and a lot of families simply do not have the means to buy several books at a bookstore. However, the Internet enables people to find excellent stories for reading and discussing free of charge. Hence, children can embrace all-things-Halloween even in their academic lessons.