I love the fall season with the leaves turning beautiful colors and the air so crisp and bright. Often Halloween is the fall holiday that excites children. And while I enjoy the costumes and the parties (and even those delicious snack-sized candy bars!) that are part of Halloween, I am always ready to move past that holiday and turn a child’s attention to the holiday of Thanksgiving. While Halloween seems to focus on getting things (candy and costumes), the Thanksgiving holiday provides the opportunity for children to reflect on and recognize the important things to be grateful for - family, friends, our wonderful earth, etc.