Trick or treat for charity, homemade Halloween costumes



Posted on October 27, 2009 at 11:50 AM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 24 at 11:59 AM

Ban on toddlers and TV
Alright moms and dads, do your kids watch a little too much TV? Well, listen to this. The Australian government is considering new guidelines that would ban children under the age of two from watching TV! A new report claims TV exposure at a young age can shorten attention span and stunt language development. But some experts say the opposite is true, that watching TV can actually help kids learn. We want to know what you think. Can TV be a good learning tool for kids. Or would you support a ban on toddlers and TV? Scroll down the page to the comment section to share your thoughts.
Trick or treat for charity
Halloween, is just about here. Ever consider trick or treating for a good cause? Trick or treat for UNICEF is one of the nation's longest running youth philanthropy programs, and a good way to give kids their first taste of volunteerism. UNICEF raises millions of dollars a year to help put an end to childhood diseases. Kids get an orange collection box and knock on doors to collect donations! Check out UNICEF’s Web site for more information.

Homemade costumes
If you're still looking for a Halloween costume why not make your own? Use what you have around the house! We found some really cool ideas on

With dad's shirt and tie, a pair of rubber gloves, and oversized glasses, you've got yourself a mad scientist.
A pink t-shirt and tutu, long gloves and a tiara, there's your beauty queen. I'd love to see what you come up with. Send me a picture of your costumed cuties. Email

Halloween safety tips
And once you're all decked out remember to stay safe when you're out and about.
*Never let young children trick or treat alone.
*Stay in familiar neighborhoods.
*Older children should carry a cell phone to stay in contact with parents back home.
*Talk with your kids about a curfew.
*And if you're driving, make sure to watch out for children!

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