February is Children’s Dental health month which is sponsored by the American Dental Association in order to promote awareness of dental health. Recognize Children’s Dental Health Month in your daycare center by reading age appropriate stories that focus on dental health and implementing related activities.
Consider the following reading lists and resources for free dental health worksheets, coloring pages, and handwriting practice sheets for your child care center:
Dental Health Board and Picture Books (Baby-Age 3)
The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist by Stan Berenstain and Jan Berenstain [Random House, 1981]
Brush Your Teeth Please Pop-Up Book by Reader’s Digest [Reader’s Digest, 1993]
Little Bear Brushes his Teeth by Jutta Langreuter [Milbrook Press, 1997]
Dear Tooth Fairy by Kath Melletin and Fran Thatcher [Little Simon, 1997]
Pony Brushes his Teeth by Michael Dahl and Oriol Vadal [Picture Window Books, 2010]
The Tooth Book: a Guide to Healthy Teeth and Gums by Edward Miller [Holiday House, 2009]
Teeth are not for Biting by Elizabeth Verdick [Free Spirit Publishing, 2003]
The Tooth Book by Dr. Seuss and Joe Mathieu [Random House, 2000]
Maisy, Charley, and the Wobbly Tooth by Lucy Cousins [Candlewick Press,
Dental Health Early Readers (Ages 4-8)
Dental Office: Who Works There by Lola M. Schaeffer [Heinneman Educational Books, 2006]
ABC Dentist: Healthy Teeth from A to Z by Harriet Ziefert [Blue Apple Books, 2008]
Brush Floss and Rinse: Caring for your Teeth and Gums by Amanda Doering Tourville and Ronny Rooney [Picture Window Books, 2008]
Open Wide! A Visit to the Dentist by Cecile Schoberle and Barry Goldberg [Nickelodeon, 2000]
How Many Teeth by Paul Showers and True Kelley [Collins, 1991]
Behold! No Cavities! A Visit to the Dentist by Sarah Willson and Harry Moore [Simon Spotlight Nickelodeon, 2007]
Smile for the Dentist by Celia Minden and Joanne Meier [Child’s World, 2010]
Molly at the Dentist by Angie Sage [Peachtree Publishers, 2001]
Vera Goes to the Dentist by Vera Rosenberry [Henry Holt & Co, 2002]
Albert’s Toothache by Barbara Williams and Kay Chorao [Dutton Juvenille, 1988]
Free Dental Health Preschool Worksheets and Printables
There are many worksheets about dental health that you can print out and use for your lesson plans and activities. Worksheets should include coloring pages, handwriting worksheets, and printable craft patterns.
The following websites provide free dental health printables:
First-Preschool: Coloring pages, card, patterns, crafts and worksheets.
A to Z Teacher Stuff: Dental health printables, coloring pages, activities and word searches
ABCTeach: Dental health worksheets and printables
DLTK’s Crafts for Kids: Dental Health month worksheets, coloring pages, crafts, and songs
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