Back in the old days, I had a transitor radio...anyone remember those? I used to listen at night to a station that read Edgar Allan Poe stories. Lying in the dark, listening to those wonderful tales of terror, I was hooked on feeling scared and safe at the same time!
With Halloween coming it's a great time for your children to listen to stories in the dark. You could read to them by candlelight or let them listen to a playaway. What's a playaway? It is a digital audio book loaded on a small device similar to an MP3 player. Just plug in your earphones and press start. The library supplies the batteries.
Some playaways with a supernatural or fantasy theme for children ages 10 to 12 years are:
So, check out some playaways or read aloud some Poe tales and give your older children the gift of scary stories in the dark for Halloween!