This post is sponsored by Poppy Cat. All opinions and thoughts are my own.
My boys are obsessed with Halloween. As soon as the Halloween decorations arrive in the craft store, they are plotting their costumes and asking when we can begin decorating the house. Our Halloween decorations almost rival our Christmas decor, which is pretty over the top. Experiencing holidays through the eyes of your child is a part of parenthood that will never get old. I will never forget Xander’s excitement the very first year we dressed him up and paraded him around on Halloween night.
The boys live and breathe Halloween from the time they wake up until the time they go to bed, leading up to the big event, Trick-or-Treating. From trips to the pumpkin patch to fun crafts, fall is always jam-packed with activities. I also enjoy watching Halloween shows. This year I introduced them to the Poppy Cat Halloween episode. The Poppy Cat motto, Making Everyday Adventures Extraordinary, certainly held up in the Halloween episode, as Poppy and her friends go on an adventure train through the Halloween woods. The boys really enjoyed the sneak peek of the episode and have watched it several times this week.
Other than snuggling up next to my superheros, pirates or dragons, I love sharing Halloween books with my boys. Our bedtime story theme in the fall is typically about bats, witches, goblins and monsters. One of our favorite books from this year is There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat by Lucille Colandro. The book is about a crazy lady who swallows various Halloween related animals and objects. While we read the story I taught them the signs for the items she swallowed. Pairing signs with stories really makes them interactive for all three of my boys. Xander and Noah even teach Ryker the signs. It’s fun and amazing to watch.
The second season of Poppy the Cat will premiere with a mini-marathon airing from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm on Saturday, October 25 and Halloween. After the premiere it begins its regular schedule on the network that same evening, with episodes airing seven days a week at 7:00 pm. The series also can be seen on Saturday mornings on the NBC Kids block, which is programmed by Sprout. If you are looking for a fun series for your child which celebrates imaginative play with themes of crafting, outdoor adventures, and physical activities be sure to check out Poppy Cat.