Song Story Halloween Book List for Children with Autism and other Special Needs
What better time to turn your screech into a song than Halloween? These Halloween song story books for children with autism and other special needs help you create some musical mayhem as you get into the spooky spirit.
Each of these books has a tune or chant to keep your broomstick on the beat while working on literacy, communication, and language skills. Because children with autism are often motivated by music, these stories are a great way to hold their attention and get them interacting through movement, singing, and sound effects. Try using rhythm instruments to create spooky sounds.
Coast Music Therapy’s Director Michelle Lazar, has come up with a list of children’s books she recommends to help students get in the Halloween spirit, and do a little bit of learning at the same time! View this list on Amazon.com here.
Monster Mash by David Catrow
Get your mash on with the words to the classic song written in 1962 by Bobby “Boris” Pickett and Lenny Capizzi!
The 13 Nights of Halloween, by Guy Vasilovich
Sing along to the tune of the Twelve Days of Christmas!
The Spooky Wheels on the Bus, by J. Elizabeth Mills
This children’s favorite takes a turn for the dark side in this Halloween adaptation of Wheels on the Bus.
We’re Going on a Ghost Hunt, by Susan Pearson
If you loved ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’, you’ll have a spooktastic time with this Halloween version.
Shake Dem Halloween Bones, by W. Nikola-Lisa
Shake, rattle, and roll along with this Halloween romp.
Dem Bones, by Bob Barmer Move your bones to the beat as you learn your body parts.
If You’re a Monster and You Know it, By Rebecca Emberly
Stomp, twitch, and snort to the turn of “If You’re Happy and You Know It”!
Five Little Pumpkins, by Ben Mantle
It’s pumpkin time! This fun Halloween rhyme makes counting a breeze.
Ten Trick-or-Treaters, by Janet Schulman
This rhythmic counting book is easy to chant along with; give students a drum to count the number of tricker treaters left in each verse.