Saturday, February 12, 2011

Let Your Teeth Show

Jesse has such lovely teeth,
So sparkling, clean and white.
To keep them that way
He brushes each day,
Each morning and every night.

Jesse has a very nice smile.
It's something I like to see
When his lips don't hide
Those nice teeth inside
As he flashes his smile at me.

Everyone needs to brush their teeth
To keep them healthy and clean.
When you brush you know
You can let your teeth show,
So smile and let them be seen!

February is National Children's Dental Health Month. Keeping teeth clean is an important part of staying healthy. A friend of mine, Donna Shepherd, has a cute book called NO MORE GUNK! that helps children learn to take care of their teeth through peppy and clever rhymes. It is filled with bright, bold, colorful illustrations by Kevin Collier and is a fun way to remind children to brush their teeth. As an added bonus, the book also includes OUCH! SUNBURN, which teaches children about sun safety. Guardian Angel Publishing (who published my Animal Sound Mix-up) is the publisher. You can visit Donna's NO MORE GUNK! blog for coloring pages, book trailer and links.


Unknown said...

Such an important comment and a fun way of addressing it!

Janet Ann Collins said...

Kids sure need to know that.

Lenny Lee said...

hi miss connie! been missing you lots so im just real happy youre back. i love that poem for kids. making stuff you mostly dont like doing into a fun poem is soooo cool. for me im a real good brusher cause i do it in the morning and before i go at my bed. :)
...hugs from lenny

Donna J. Shepherd said...

Perfect! February is National Children's Dental Health Month!

Topsy Turvy Land

Janet Johnson said...

I need to read your poem to my kids! We got them electric tooth brushes to help encourage them to do it more often. So far so good. :)

Julie Musil said...

Oh, this poem is adorable! My boys had to get a filling, and they learned it's much better to keep teeth clean then to go under the drill. A tough way to learn.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

What a cute poem, Donna! My daughter and I used to sing the brush your teeth song when she was little. :) Making learning fun is key!

Nicole weaver said...

Great post, great information for kids to know.

Nicole Weaver