Monday, August 8, 2011
What's in Your Mouth?
This weekend, my oldest noticed another tooth is (finally) loose. This spurred the girls to discuss what they remembered about their teeth (which was actually a rather impressive amount compared to what I know about teeth), re-read some books we have (like Why Do My Teeth Fall Out?), and led my oldest to find a diagram of the mouth (complete with the names of all the teeth), print out a copy for each girl, and then have them black out which teeth they've lost.
I thought that was pretty smart. In fact, I wish I had thought of it earlier.
But I'm glad she did. Now they can keep track of which teeth they've lost, who has lost what, and where they stand with the tooth fairy (at $1 a pop, the tooth fairy is so far only out $16 - not bad). I'm thinking this would be a fun way for a parent to start off a unit about dental hygiene... especially if a loose tooth is involved.