Children in Buds and Blooms have been learning about how important it is to brush our teeth today. The children enjoyed having a go at brushing the model teeth and showed good control while brushing.
The Blooms children talked about why it is important to brush our teeth and how many times we should brush our teeth each day and how long for, two times a day, morning and night and for 2 minutes. We used a timer to show the children how long 2 minutes was.
The children also talked about going to the dentist and how they need to open their mouth really wide so the dentist can check their teeth, some of the children said they like going to the dentist because they get to sit in a big chair and they get a big sticker.
Some comments from the children-
‘We need to brush our teeth so they don’t go yellow’
‘We need to brush our teeth twice a day even at grandads’
‘I brush my teeth so I don’t have to go to the dentist’