Brush your Teeth in this storytime, anytime with the Storytime Seedlings Podcast! For a handy printable storytime resource, click here.
1. Listen to the Podcast - Episode 2 - Teeth - Storytime Seedlings
2. Picture Books to bite into about TEETH
3. Brush, brush your teeth - Fingerplays, songs and stories:
Brush, Brush, Brush You Teeth
(Sung to the tune of "Row, Row, Row Your Boat")
Brush, brush, brush your teeth,
(Pretend to brush your teeth)
Brush them everyday,
Scrubbing, scrubbing, scrubbing, scrubbing,
Whisking the plaque away!
(repeat the verse again)
4. Early Literacy Tip: Sing to do Ordinary Things
In Episode 2, we talk about using songs to teach children how to do ordinary things, like brushing your teeth. You and your child can sing the song, "This is the Way We Brush Our Teeth," as you are getting ready for bed or waking up in the morning. Singing makes everyday tasks fun and easy. Songs help us remember and learning by singing adds to a child's comprehension--growing a reader!
We also talked about how stories can make life challenges less challenging--a story about a baby bear who has a loose tooth can help a child deal with the unknown that comes with losing their first tooth.
See you at Storytime! Lauren
P.S. - February is National Dental Health Month:
I'm Lauren Teixeira, Children's Librarian and Podcaster.
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