Taking care of one's teeth is a responsibility that you need to teach your kids to value. Children's dental care specialists can provide regular check-ups and help your children feel safe and comfortable during bi-annual checkups and other dental appointments. To help prevent teeth problems in impressionable children, follow these tips to set aside some "craft time" and help your kids make a dental care inspirational poster.
Decide on a Specific Purpose for Your Poster
Dental care posters can be a great temporary solution to inspire kids to take better care of your teeth. You can hang a poster in your bathroom for a bit to remind young children who may be struggling with making good dental habits a regular part of their day without being told to do so. A specific purpose for the poster can help make it most effective. Some purposes of your poster may include:
- Reminding your children to brush their teeth for two minutes each time they brush.
- Providing a chart where you can stick gold stickers or other rewards given at school.
- Visually demonstrating that kids should brush, floss, and swish each day.
- Conveying the steps the child needs to take for best dental care practices.
Before you start helping your kids wing it with the inspirational poster, guide them to select a specific purpose for the poster.
Gather Some Dental Care Books for Inspiration
Although your children will listen to what you say about dental care habits, the lessons you try to teach about dental care can be helped by having dental care books on hand. Also, when children look at the pictures in the books, they may get inspiration for their own artistic creations they want to add to the poster. Check out some children's books that are centered on a dental theme, such as these:
- "The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist" by Stan Berenstain and Jan Berenstain
- "The Tooth Book" by Dr. Suess
- "Curious George Visits the Dentist" by H. A. Rey
- "Just Going to the Dentist" by Mercer Mayer
Choose dentist-themed books such as these that will most inspire your little one to want to create tooth-related art on the poster.
Finally, you may be surprised at how much more responsive your kids may be when you are teaching them dental-themed crafts instead of directly dwelling on dental care. By incorporating crafts into your lessons about healthy dental habits, you make it easier kids for kids to grasp and enjoy dental care habits. That can help them establish healthy habits for life.