Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Teaching How Long to Brush Teeth

Dental hygiene is not exactly high on my 2 year olds priority list.  However, it is on mine.  So how do we get him to comply with the nightly teeth brushing?  One simple trick...

We sing!

From the time that we started brushing my little guy's teeth, we've been singing the alphabet. Not once, not twice, but three times.  There's nothing magical about the number; it's just what we've found works for us.  He knows it's going to be the same thing every night.  We don't cut it short because we're running out of time.  And we don't add to it because we've missed a night.  No, the number of times is always the same.

He loves having his teeth brushed and it's become an enjoyable part of our routine.  Plus, he here's the alphabet.  And that's what works for me.

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2 comments:

Heart of Wisdom said...

Wonderful idea....It also helps your to bond.
Good Job Mom!
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Candace & Anna said...

My 2 year old loves to brush her teeth but that is a great way to keep putting the abc's in her head.

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