Halloween fun for families: Don’t miss Zoo Goes Boo!


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOTV) – There’s a spooky and kooky event happening this weekend for families, The Zoo Goes Boo at the John Ball Zoo! Maranda is showing you behind the scenes of what kids and parents can expect. Don’t miss Zoo Goes Boo this weekend, October 28th-30th. The fun goes from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Tickets are $8, or just $3 for members. See more about Zoo Goes Boo and how to become a member at the John Ball Zoo here.

Zoo Goes Boo is fun for all ages! While it’s getting down to the wire for Halloween, have no fear Meijer is here! Meijer is your Halloween headquarters. Get everything you need from costumes to cookies to clothing. In the video above, Sheri from Meijer shows Maranda all the spooky and fun items you can pick up today.

Halloween candy vs. your child’s teeth: Who wins? Meggan Krause from West Michigan Dental is giving tips to parents. Her biggest tip: Stay away from the sticky gummy candy and go with chocolate. Chocolate melts off the teeth naturally, as opposed to getting stuck like the gummy stuff. Make sure your child brushes well and flosses after all that candy!

Halloween can be a spooky and scary time for kids. Dr. Greg Mallis from Pine Rest is giving parents advice about how to help kids deal with this fear and anxiety. Dr. Greg explains that it’s good to validate their fear. Even if ghosts and ghouls seem silly to adults, it’s very real for kdis. The video above shows parents how they can help kids work through these fears and give them tools to do deal with it.

Have a safe and warm Halloween by choosing the right costume for your child. Jennifer Hoekstra from Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital gives tips on adding layers to costumes. It’s very important to make sure your child is dressed appropriately for a chilly West Michigan Halloween!

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