Halloween DVDs for Toddlers

by SusanM

The best Halloween DVDs for Toddlers

Halloween is fun for toddlers. But many kids' Halloween DVDs are made for preschool or school age kids - not toddlers. These DVDs can be too scary for a toddler and give them nightmares. So a DVD that's too old for a toddler can be a problem so it's important to share Halloween DVDs with your toddler that are right for their age group.

DVDs for older children can also be boring for your Toddler. They can also be hard for them to understand. These DVDs won't give them nightmares but you will waste your money if you buy a DVD that your toddler won't watch.

Luckily there are some fun Halloween DVDs that are made with toddlers needs in mind. The stories are designed for them so they're the right length, not to scary and matched to what toddlers are interested in. So of course toddlers love them more than DVDs for older kids.

Because it can be hard to know which Halloween kids' DVDs are okay for toddlers I've set up this DVD list. It has all the Halloween DVDs I know of that are a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday with your toddler.

Toddler Favorites on DVD

We all know that toddlers have their favorites that they want morning, noon and night. This makes "favorite" DVDs are good choice for Halloween. 

This DVD has loved characters like Dora, Diego, Yo Gabba Gabba and Blue’s Clues. So if your toddler has more than one children's character they love a DVD like this makes a great pick for Halloween.

The DVD is 120 minutes and is made up of 15 and 30 minute programs. So it's not too long for a toddler to concentrate on when each show is watched separately.  

More Toddler Favorites for Halloween

Halloween Spooktacular: Hit Favorites


Lionsgate / HIT Entertainment

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Dora's Halloween DVDs

It's not just preschool kids that love Dora. Many toddlers also love her. So if you have a toddler that's mad about Dora there are Halloween DVDs that feature Dora the Explorer. 

This DVD is 97 minutes long and has two Dora Halloween stories on it. This might be a little long for younger toddlers. But older toddlers who love their Dora will be up for it. 

Amazon has a few Dora related DVDs for Halloween. So check them out if you have big Dora fans at home.

More Dora and Diego Halloween DVDs

Dora the Explorer - Dora's Halloween

Includes "Boo!," "The Missing Piece," "To the Monkey Bars," and "The Big Storm." 98 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English.


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Go Diego Go! Diego's Halloween

Diego and Freddie the Fruit Bat deliver Halloween treats to all of the animals in one of four episodes.


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Thomas the Tank Engine for Halloween

I couldn't have an article on toddler DVDs without including Thomas the Tank Engine. 

This Thomas the Tank Engine DVD has 67 minutes of spooky episodes for Halloween. Of course with Thomas the stories are interesting and exciting for toddlers. But they aren't scary for them. So this DVD is a good choice for a younger toddler or a Thomas the Tank Engine lover. 

Amazon also has this Halloween Adventures DVD as part of a Double Halloween Feature DVD. This little train also appears in the Halloween Spooktacular DVD (I've included links to both DVDs in this article).

More Thomas the Tank Engine Halloween DVDs

Thomas & Friends: Thomas' Halloween Adventures / Percy's Ghostly Trick (Double Feature)

Thomas' Halloween Adventures: Are there really ghosts in the fog and mist on the Island of Sodor? Can Thomas help explain them? Join all of your Island of Sodor friends as they ...

Lyons / Hit Ent.

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Animated Halloween Favorites for Toddlers

Many toddler safe Halloween DVDs are animated ones. But not all animated DVDs are good for toddlers. Many are made for preschool and school age kids. This means they may be too scary (or just not interesting) for toddlers. So take care when buying one - even one I've recommended here. Because every toddler is different. 

There are some great classic animated Halloween stories for toddlers. Madeline is one classic kids' character. She features in Madeline's Halloween And Other Spooky Tales DVD.

This DVD Is 110 minutes long and has 5 spooky Madeline stories. So they're about 20 minutes each. A good length for a toddler. 

Clifford the Big Red Dog and Franklin are other fun and classic animated DVD choices. These are also available at Amazon (you'll find the links below). Unfortunately there isn't a Curious George Halloween DVD that I'm aware of at the moment.

More Animated Halloween Favorites for Toddlers

Clifford the Big Red Dog: Clifford's Big Halloween

Includes the Halloween-themed episode "Boo!," plus "Leaf of Absence," "A New Dog in Town," "Not Now, I'm Busy," "Clifford's Carnival," and three more. 90 min. Standard; Soundtra...

Lions Gate

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Franklin's Halloween

"We love Franklin in our house. It's a slower pace good for toddlers, and it teaches good values like friendship and sharing. In Franklin's Halloween, Franklin and his friends are excited about..."

Jwl Sales

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Barney's Halloween DVD

Barney is another character I had to include. The biggest fans of Barney are toddlers so even if your toddler isn't a Barney fan yet they would probably love this Halloween DVD. 

Barney's Halloween Party isn't just fun. It's also a good DVD to introduce toddlers to Halloween. It can help toddlers understand Halloween traditions like the costumes and trick or treating - but in a way that's fun and safe for a toddler. 

So this DVD is a great pick regardless of whether your toddler loves Barney yet or not.

Another Toddler Obsession for Halloween

Yo Gabba Gabba!: Halloween!

In Yo Gabba Gabba's Halloween!, excitement abounds as the characters dress up in outrageous costumes and gather private stashes of candy. Through 'The Fall Song,' 'Halloween Par...


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Sesame Street Halloween DVDs

Sesame Street is another toddler essential I had to include. But it may not work for every toddler. 

It's 60 minutes of the Sesame Street gang exploring Halloween. So it's another children's DVD that can help a toddler understand what Halloween is all about. But it's not strictly for toddlers like the Barney DVD. This means some toddlers might take a while to warm up to it. Others might need to wait until they're a bit older. Others may love it.

If you have children aged between 2 and 8 this might be a better DVD for you than the Barney one. This is because this Sesame Street DVD is interesting enough for older children without being inappropriate for toddlers. 

Elmo Says BOO!

Sesame Street - Elmo Says Boo

Look who's come to visit The Count's spooky castle. It's Elmo! Is he scared? Only for a second because soon he's having a howling good time as his Sesame Street friends stir up ...

Sesame Street

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Toddler Halloween DVDs You Might Not Know

There's also some fun Halloween DVDs that aren't as well known as the popular characters like Dora, Thomas and Barney. But these DVDs are loved by toddlers so they're worth having a look at. 

The parent reviews on Amazon are especially useful for these lesser known DVDs. If your toddler is a Thomas the Tank Engine fan it's a pretty easy guess that they'll like a Thomas Halloween DVD (although it's still good to check out the reviews). But when you don't know the characters in the lesser known DVDs it can be more difficult to guess toddler likes and dislikes. The reviews give you other parents experiences to help make a decision.

More Lesser Known Toddler Halloween DVDs

Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!: Wubbzy Goes Boo!

Wubbzy and his friends are back in an all-new DVD collection just in time for the fall season! Watch as Wubbzy, Widget and Walden clean up a crazy mess with Moo Moo's magic wand...


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Max & Ruby's Halloween

Includes "Max's Halloween," "Ruby's Leaf Collection," "The Blue Tarantula," "Ruby's Panda Prize," "Ruby's Rollerskates," and "Ghost Bunny." 96 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English...


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Little Bear - Halloween Stories

"Halloween" is the first and only Little Bear release in 2006. It will focus on Halloween/Fall elements found within the episodes. The DVD will include a main episode (which con...


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Updated: 09/04/2012, SusanM
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SusanM on 07/13/2012

Thanks Jasmine :)

Jasmine on 07/13/2012

Great idea for another Halloween wizz! I'm sure kids will love these DVDs.

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