Books About Cavities, Toothaches, and Dental Health Month

 

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My son lost another tooth today.  Or rather, he pulled his bloody tooth out and directly put it in my hand.  

Yuck!  

I was grossed out momentarily before getting excited all over again about him losing another tooth. …But not excited that he pulled it.

Dental health month books for children

 

Pj after he lost his tooth..Very excited
Pj after he lost his tooth..Very excited

In our house, the tooth fairy is highly decorated;) 

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He writes letters to him/ her, he makes crafts, and he really learns more about Dental Health each time he loses a Tooth. 

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And the timing of this pulled tooth was great!!…Except that we were writing spelling words and blood got on his fingers which got on the table… which got on his spelling work…Honestly, I didn’t remember the bloody part of teeth loss until that.  None the less,  I did get pretty excited because…..

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February is Dental Health Month.   Plus, I haven’t  taught him nearly enough about Cavities or Tooth Decay.   These are topics every kid absolutely needs to fully understand, right?!  They are also things WE can explore BEST by reading books.  His Favorite past time EVER!

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 Books are great!!  Reading books help my son wind down (self regulate) from a busy day at school.  He is still, quiet, and I can even see his breathing slow when he reads by himself!  I make them very accessible so he can pick one up when he feels like its time to clear his head.  There are 5 children’s books on my kitchen table, 2 on the living rm floor, 1 on an end table, 1 in the bathroom, a stack more in his book nook area, and a self full in his room right now.  Let’s not forget the wonderful connection we get from reading to him at bedtime or the creation of life long memories and the instillation of educational values.   What’s not to love when he picks up a book to read?!?!

Books help regulate kids

 

 

In honor of my son and all the little book worms out there, I’m posting this book list.  This list will be about Tooth Decay and Cavities for Dental Health Month and Toothache Day.  Each month I will post a new list of books relevant to that months calender observances.  I hope his list will help your family enjoy reading as much as we do!!

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Thank you for reading!

Crystal 🙂

 

 

Narratives: Making Connections With Text Through Characters

 

Connecting To Text With Characters….

Character connections dental Health Month

 

 

My son and I continued to study Narratives and all its components this Thanksgiving break from school.  

 

He has lost THREE teeth!! AND now he has a  fourth tooth loose:).  So, instead of learning about The First Thanksgiving ( we can always do that next week, RIGHT.!??),  he and I read this ADORABLE firster chapter-book!  It turned out to be one of our favorite books!  I only wish I had found it sooner for my now grown daughter to enjoy.

MUST HAVE TOOTH FAIRY BOOK!!!!

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AMAZON.COM new or used available!!

     This book has 13 chapters that took us all of his break from school to read.  We took our time and were able to read the whole book two times from start to finish.  This is a great reading comprehension strategy BTW!

 

 

If you have been following you will remember I like to use anchor charts when we cover literature at home.   My son just loves the BIG visuals we draw and write out together!!  

 

 

RELATING TO THE MAIN CHARACTER……

     This particular book worked good with a VENN DIAGRAM to compare himself to Pearl, the main character in the book.  The second most important character of course was the TOOTH FAIRY!!

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He loves to draw on wrapping paper and I love that he is using his whole body to think!

 

 

How are we the SAME?

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He wrote new details to compare himself to Pearl after every few chapters.  We used the TABLE OF CONTENTS   to label every new chapter and find the page the chapter started on. 

How are we DIFFERENT?

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When the diagram was all filled up we continued to talk about comparing his own tooth loss experiences to Pearls experiences.

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      In the book, Pearl makes a tooth collection box for herself.  (She wasn’t giving that old Tooth Fairy her tooth and that was the rising conflict in the story.)  My son just loved that part and made all kinds of ” Oooh Noo!!”  faces:)    So, we decided to make a paper tooth fairy pillow together to represent that he gave the tooth fairy his teeth.  Post the finished product later…

 

     He liked the book so much so that I even looked for TOOTH FAIRY PACKS to incorporate into his week off from school.  

     *****THAT COMPLETELY CHANGED A WEEK OF HOMESCHOOL PLANS FROM THE FIRST THANKSGIVING TO A UNIT ON THE TOOTH FAIRY! Ha!:) BUT TOTALLY WORTH IT!!!*****

 

UBER FUN PACKS…..

3 Dinosaurs- FREE Tooth Fairy Pack ages 2-7

Enchanted Learning- FREE Tooth Fairy Pack

 

     This book itself has many LETTERS to and from the Tooth Fairy as they two characters were in a fued over a lost tooth.  I took advantage of the books content and we wrote a future letter asking the tooth fairy to keep his next tooth:)  

LETTERS FROM THE TOOTH FAIRY..

Here is the link for a letter responding to that request FROM THE TOOTH FAIRY HERSELF!!

 

More future tooth fairy ideas(:

RECORD KEEPING AND CHARTS FOR LOST TEETH…

Mom & Munchkins

FREE PRINTABLE CHECK in case you don’t have the money on hand…

Mom 4 Real

TEETH BRUSHING SCHEDULE/ GAME

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I’m sure I will be reading more books about the tooth fairy real soon, but if you have more ideas to add to this tooth fairy unit feel free to comment!! Love to here from you!

 

Thank you for reading!

Crystal 🙂