Teaching toddlers to care for their teeth is an important part of parenting in the early years. The habits they learn as young children are most likely the ones they’ll continue throughout their lives.
In addition to modeling the correct way to brush, there are many ways you can get that message across.
Reading books together is one of the best ways to teach toddlers new skills, and caring for their teeth is no exception.
I’ve selected 10 great books for teaching young children to brush their teeth. Some address specific fears while others are more general. They’d all make a wonderful addition to your toddler’s home library!
Disclosure: I received products from Johnson & Johnson as part of my participation in the LISTERINE® Kids Cavity-Free School Year Program. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own. Click here to see more of the discussion.
Mary Lauren Weimer is a social worker turned mother turned writer. Her blog, My 3 Little Birds, encourages moms to put down the baby books for a moment and tell their own stories. Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.
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