Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Don't Forget to Floss


A simple way to show children how to floss is to demonstrate the proper technique using an upside-down egg carton and piece of yarn.
egg carton = teeth
yarn = floss

Once your child knows how to floss, you can show him/her why it's important to floss using:
  • rubber glove
  • paint
  • more yarn!
  1. Put the glove on your hand and coat it in your child's favorite color paint.
  2. Wipe the paint off your hand with your fingers held tightly together-  this represents brushing your teeth!
  3. Show your child ALL the paint left in between your fingers that brushing alone doesn't reach.
  4. Then have your child practice flossing between your fingers with yarn.

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