Many children dislike the dental hygiene process – and sometimes will even use techniques of subterfuge in order to skirt the practise of cleaning the teeth.
So, in accordance with my prime law of learning – “If it ain’t fun; It ain’t done” - I’ve devised a pleasurable computer-based image for children to take on board.
This image-creating device requires a battery powered toothbrush, a bit of learning through imitation and a modicum of fun.
Present the toothbrush and paste as a computer and instruct the children to:
- Cut some toothpaste
- Paste it on the brush
- Point to our teeth
- Click on the brush and...
- Drag the brush over the teeth, one at a time.
Ps. I like to put the hard bristles under the hot water to soften slightly before I brush. Children love theatre – be a show person when communicating with them and have fun - a bit of humour goes a long way when teaching good habits.