Teach Preschoolers To Brush Their Teeth!
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month!
What better time to teach preschoolers about cleaning their teeth then now, and I’m sharing with you a FREE printable that I made to help my daughter express her emotions about brushing her teeth!
I originally saw this idea online although I searched everywhere and I couldn’t find what I was looking for when the time came so I made a toothbrushing printable package for kids that is designed to be fun and educational.
When your child is about 2 or 3 it’s time to start teaching them how to brush their teeth. As a parent, the next few parts is up to you.
What I mean by that is how/where does a parent start!
There are just so many options — or maybe you gave your toddler the brush and it came naturally. Ethier way I believe it’s a mandatory step in their daily day! We started with a brush a year ago and it was a bit too early, we as parents just brushed her teeth for her. Now at age 2.5 she can start brushing by herself!
I wanted my little one to understand the concept of brushing and that there are “germs” and “yucky’s” after you eat.
I explain, “You can’t always see the germs but they are there, and that we need to brush twice a day!”
The main part of the free printable is this mouth. It’s designed to be large so you can draw little germs and have the little one practice erasing with a toothbrush!
On the back, because we can’t have wasted space is Monster Mouths! A silly scary set of monster mouths has been included also because monsters get dirty too!
The third page is the My Brushing Chart. They need to check it off each time they brush their teeth – in theory, that would be twice a day! It’s totally okay to bribe your kids to complete this chart. I won’t tell!
Ours is currently stickied to the wall above the toilet because our bathroom is tiny! We have 14 little fun magnets that our little one places on the board each day once completed her teeth. The board and magnets are both bought at Canadian DollarRamma for under $5.
The Best Friends artwork is also provided in the package. What it is to us is a huge joke because our daughter said to us the other day that cookies and milk are her friends. We both thought it was so cute!
I said, “that cookies and milk may be your friends but your toothbrush and toothpaste are best friends!”
She looked at me with a strange face.
Either way, she now has an awesome mouth to practice cleaning off all the germs!
Thank You For Reading!♥
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