Last year, I gained criticism for celebrating Halloween so openly online. As a Christian mother, it just doesn’t sit well with other Christian mothers who believe Halloween is a satanic holiday, unworthy of being celebrated with the family. But you know what? I think differently and look forward to this night every year. My children pick costumes, we Trick-Or-Treat, bake lots of fun goodies, and spend time with friends and family. That’s what it’s all about to me.
So, this year I will not be backing down on my Halloween coverage, no matter what kind of criticism comes my way. Of course I keep it clean. I keep it fun. Hey. I keep it family friendly here at Momma Findings. So, first on the docket to get your kids pumped and entertained is Madeline’s Halloween & Other Spooky Tales, now on DVD.
Inspired by Ludwig Bemelmans best-selling childrens books, Madelines Halloween & Other Spooky Tales follows the creepy-crawly adventures of lovable little Madeline, her dog Genevieve, 11 amazing classmates and troublesome next-door neighbor Pepito! Sit back, gasp and laugh as Madeline and her friends encounter a spooky haunted castle, a real mummy, a crazy Halloween night in New York City and more!
- Madeline’s Halloween
- Madeline and the Mean Nasty Horrible Hats
- Madeline and the Mummy
- Madeline and the Haunted Castle
- Madeline and the Spider Lady.
I’ve seen my fair share of Halloween animated movies for kids and none will ever compare to It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, however, I’m a big fan of all that try. Dora and Diego found a place on our DVD shelf when my kids were younger and still, today, we use those DVD’s with my 3-yr-old to introduce the holiday and ways to have fun.
We received Madeline’s Halloween & Other Spooky Tales on DVD months ago, during it’s release in August, but I just now got it out being we are now in October. What I really liked about this DVD is the fact that it’s not scary at all for young children. It shows how Halloween is a bit foreign to Madeline and her classmates, but they soon learn about all the fun they can have. This plays a great role in teaching young children about the Holiday and how there’s nothing to be afraid of.
Momma Suggestions and Improvements:
There was one thing that struck me as kind of odd about the DVD and that was one of the episodes, Madeline and the Mummy, really has no direction towards Halloween other than being a bit spooky. Even so, my children loved that episode too.
Also, there are no extras. So if you purchase DVDs and actually spend an extensive amount of time checking out backstage scenes, games, etc. You’ll be out of luck on this one. There is just a play option.
All in all, Madeline’s Halloween & Other Spooky Tales is still charming and a DVD worth sharing, due, in large part, to the excellent story telling. The disc is budget friendly and will definitely get kids into the Halloween Spirit.
You can purchase Madeline’s Halloween & Other Spooky Tales at stores nationwide or online at Amazon.com for the suggested retail price of $12.99
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