Did you know that February is National Children’s Dental Health Month?? This is a great time to discuss dental hygiene practices with your little ones! Below you’ll find lots of dental health activities and picture books for your little learners!
Dental Health Picture Books
My favorite way to introduce a new theme or a new topic is by using picture books! Picture books offer a safe and comfortable way for little ones to learn more about a topic that may be tricky for them. Check out some of our favorite dental health books by clicking on the titles below! *Please note – I am part of the Amazon Affiliate program. If you purchase a book through my link, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.*
Ready, Set, Brush! – Che Rudko
Brush, Brush, Brush! – Alicia Padron
The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist – Stan & Jan Berenstain
Just Going to the Dentist – Mercer Mayer
Daniel Goes to the Dentist – Alexandra Cassel Schwartz
Dental Health Reading Response Sheets
Studying dental health and hygiene is a wonderful way to introduce or review nonfiction texts. While studying there are so many opportunities to discuss text features, main idea and details, asking questions, and so much more!
The reading response sheets help you discuss these features and guide your study as graphic organizers! Pages included – My Book Review, Text Features, Asking Questions, Facts/Opinions, Tricky Words, Main Idea/Details, Compare/Contrast, KWL Chart, and Text Connections.
CLICK HERE to grab these Dental Health Reading Response Sheets!
Dentist Dramatic Play Set
Goodness, y’all. It just doesn’t get much better than a really great dramatic play set! Roll playing tricky situations (like visiting the dentist) is a perfect way to help your kiddos learn and get comfortable with the process!
This dentist dramatic play set is so much more than I could have hoped for! Not only does LG LOVE the set, she’s learning so many amazing skills – like new vocabulary and reading diagrams! Follow the link below to learn more about this set! *Please note – I am part of the Amazon Affiliate program. If you purchase a product through my link, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.*
CLICK HERE to grab this dentist dramatic play set!
Dental Health Math Activities
Continue your dental hygiene theme with these hands-on Math activities for toddlers and Preschoolers! Your little ones will love using this theme to practice counting, color sorting, tracing numbers, shapes, and more!
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Dental Health Literacy Centers
Sneak some literacy practice into your dental health theme using these hands-on centers! Students practice identifying letters, building them, and matching upper/lowercase letters!
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Dental Health Fine Motor Skills Activities
Practice those SUPER important fine motor skills using these hands-on activities! Using materials like play dough, manipulatives, dry erase markers, and scissors, your kiddos will have TONS of opportunities to strengthen their little finger muscles!
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Let’s Hang Out!
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