Drop Everything and Read
It’s DEAR time! Drop Everything and Read as we celebrate National Reading Month this March.
The library is a great place to find fun books to read to your child – especially when it comes to educating kids about caring for their teeth. It’s never too early to encourage your children to brush their teeth, floss and eat healthy. Take a look at these titles that educate and entertain kids about the importance of good dental health.
Tusk Trouble by Jane Clarke: What’s worse than a toothache? A walrus with a toothache! Wilbur the Walrus doesn’t want to go to the dentist until his grandpa convinces him otherwise.
The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist by Stan and Jan Berenstain: Is your child afraid of the dentist? This book helps ease children’s fears by showing how Sister and Brother Bear successfully manage their trip to the dentist. (Ages 4-7)
Just Going to the Dentist by Mercer Mayer: Little Critter has his first trip to the dentist. Dr. Ghum shows Little Critter how a dentist works and even fills a cavity! Little Critter has a good, pain free experience at the dentist. (Ages 3-7)
Why Can’t I Have Cake for Dinner (Sid the Science Guy series) by Jodi Huelin: Sid loves cake. He wants to eat it for every meal! But his mom shows him how much sugar is in cake and tells him it’s a “sometimes food” that you shouldn't eat every day. Sid learns about healthy food choices and the importance of good nutrition. (Ages 4-8)
Throw Your Tooth on the Roof (Tooth Traditions from Around the World) by Selby Beeler and G. Brian Karas: Ever wonder what children from other countries do when their teeth fall out? This book explores traditions in other countries. Note: The Tooth Fairy is a world traveler! (Ages 5-8)
The Tooth Book by Dr. Seuss: This Dr. Seuss book, written under the pen name Theo LeSieg, illustrates the wonders of teeth – camels, zebras and more. (Ages three months to 3 years) So take a moment to share your love of books with your children. And teach them a little something about the health of their teeth, too!