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Tooth Fairy Ideas

Updated on April 25, 2013

With a western culture that is currently forcing children to grow up too fast, it is essential to protect the imagination and innocence of children, and support them in creating magical memories.

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Tooth fairies

There is no doubt about it; fairies do exist. The notion of these enigmatic and magical creatures sprinkling fairy dust and making dreams come true, has long been in the hearts and minds of children and adults alike for centuries. In this article I give my perspective of how to create a wonderful memory of fairies at a time when your child is growing and evolving physically and emotionally.

I do believe in fairies...I do, I do, I do

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Bye bye baby tooth

Now I ( as a mindful parent) could dissect the commercial agenda behind the 'tooth fairy'; but I won't because like any fairy and folk tale, any myth or legend, it is really about the wonderment and how it has the potential to set the flame of ones imagination alight...forever!

I loved the notion of a tooth fairy, because it soothed the mourning I felt from finally having to say good-bye to my baby teeth. We must never underestimate the significant of these milestones in a childs life. My daughter aged 7 has a greater understanding now of how life is changing, and how her body is growing. For the fist time in her life, she was mourning the loss of her early years. The tale of the tooth fairy bridges the gap of this monumental transition, and soothes the potential anxiety a child may feel at this time

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Fairy Notes

A really lovely addition to the whole exciting event of a Tooth Fairy visiting, is to make up a cute little fairy sized thank you note. You can make your own, print off a free version online, or use a miniature punch stamp.


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Creating a tooth plushie

I made a little tooth plush for my seven year old, that has a little felt pouch for her to put her tooth in ( found at www.mmmcrafts.blogspot.co.uk )There are a really lovely selection of plush patterns and ideas to comfort and inspire your child. Due to the simple and characteristic shape of a tooth, even if you are not that crafty; you can easily recreate a tooth shape and make a simple pillow plush for you child.

Tooth Plush

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Monetary gifts

My husband and I only make token gifts of money, and normally it would be 10-20p. We included our 5 year old in this too (despite her not losing teeth yet ). We don't go overboard with birthdays or Christmas, but a little bit of money means a lot to them, and they are not little for very long. According to wikipedia.com, a survey in 2007 found that parents spent an average of $2.60 per tooth.

How Much Money does the fairy leave?

How much money does your tooth fairy leave? No judgment

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    • The Unlearner profile imageAUTHOR

      Jo 

      5 years ago from Isle of Wight UK

      It is funny, those stories we remember from our childhood. Thank you for stopping by :)

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      peachy 

      5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      when i was young, mom always told me to pluck out my rotten tooth and a tooth fairy will give me money if i put it under my pillow. It never did but I hand down this story to my kids too. My grown up daughter laughed about it now

    • The Unlearner profile imageAUTHOR

      Jo 

      5 years ago from Isle of Wight UK

      I have a creepy collection in my sewing box- I think I am not ready to let them go. I suppose I will have to, one of these days.

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      Marie Alana 

      5 years ago from Ohio

      These ideas are great, but then I have a question that I need an answer to. What did you do with your child's tooth after they lost it?

    • The Unlearner profile imageAUTHOR

      Jo 

      5 years ago from Isle of Wight UK

      I am happy that you are happy :)

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      mudpiemagnet 

      5 years ago

      I absolutely love this article. Thank you for restoring my faith in the tooth fairy. Guilt begone! I will no longer allow myself to feel like a liar- I'll just enjoy the happy smiles on my kids faces when they lose a tooth!

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      Marie Alana 

      5 years ago from Ohio

      Thanks for the advice!

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