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Tooth Fairy Letters Will Delight Your Kids
Tooth Fairy Letters are Fun... And Can Encourage Brushing, Too!
Most young kids in the US know about The Tooth Fairy - she's the fairy who brings money while you sleep if you place a missing baby tooth under your pillow. But did you know she also leaves Tooth Fairy letters? Instead of just leaving money when she takes the tooth, the Tooth Fairy sometimes likes to encourage kids to brush and floss, or to congratulate them on the lost tooth in a letter. If a tooth is really special, she might even leave a special Tooth Fairy certificate. Kids love getting these special messages from the Tooth Fairy!
Around the world, there are a variety of traditions related to losing teeth. In some countries, kids throw their teeth on the roof or bury them in the ground. In the US and much of Europe, children place their lost tooth under a pillow before going to sleep. The next morning, they awake to find money from the Tooth Fairy. And sometimes she also leaves Tooth Fairy letters.
Children always look forward to getting money from the Tooth Fairy, but including a letter from the Tooth Fairy can sometimes do a much better job encouraging them to brush their teeth each day by specifically mentioning how important it is to take care of your teeth.
You can find free Tooth Fairy letters online, buy personalized Tooth fairy letters and certificates from sites such as Official Tooth Fairy Mail, or simply create your own letter. Kids will love any of them!
If you decide to write your own letter from the Tooth Fairy, you can have The Tooth Fairy praise your child on how clean and shiny the lost tooth looks, or mention what a great job the child has been brushing every day. You can also encourage the child to keep up the good work and continue brushing every day.
The great thing about Tooth Fairy letters is that you don't have to change the Tooth Fairy's standard gift (usually money) - you simply add the letter, too. Most kids leave their teeth under their regular pillow, while some have special tooth pillows or tooth boxes that keep the special tooth safe until the Tooth Fairy arrives. A Tooth Fairy letter can be tucked under any of these, and your kids will be excited to get it with the money.
And you may find that the Tooth Fairy's magic encouragement works better than Mom's nagging when it comes to getting your kids to brush every day!
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Throw Your Tooth on the Roof: Tooth Traditions from Around the World - Not all countries have a Tooth Fairy
Kids will love this book that tells about different traditions around the world about losing your baby teeth.
From Amazon: According to the informal research of the author, the world is full of other, equally fascinating myths and traditions about what happens, or should be done, when those milk choppers part company with childish gums. If you come from Chile or Costa Rica, your parents will have the tooth made into a charm. If you're Venezuelan, you put the tooth under your pillow and hope that a mouse brings you money. (Oddly enough, mice, milk teeth, and money are associated all over the world.) Playful illustrations by G. Brian Karas include a world map, plus lots of fun depictions of the world's dentally challenged junior inhabitants. (Ages 4 to 8)
Tooth Fairy Pillows - Not necessary, but the Tooth Fairy loves them
Tooth Fairy pillows are one of those things that no one actually needs. After all, the Tooth Fairy is capable of finding teeth placed under any old pillow. But it makes her job oh-so-much easier when the tooth is safely tucked in its own pouch (which prevents it from getting lost, so there's no nighttime scrambling to find the lost tooth) and it's in a special pillow lying on the bed NEXT to the child (which makes it much easier for the Tooth Fairy to get under the pillow because there's no worry about waking the sleeping human while she burrows under the pillow to find the tooth). If you'd like to simplify the Tooth Fairy's nighttime delivery, tooth pillows are a wonderful idea. And kids love them!
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Like tooth pillows, tooth boxes are great for keeping track of lost teeth before the Tooth Fairy arrives to pick them up, or can be used to hide the tooth for the Tooth Fairy at night. They come in a variety of sizes and designs that will appeal to both boys and girls.
Look below to see some of the tooth fairy boxes currently available online at amazon.
The Tooth Fairy Movie on DVD - Not your typical Tooth Fairy
When most people think of the Tooth Fairy, they imagine a cute little pixie flyiing around gathering teeth from under pillows. But this funny movie starring Dwayne Johnson blows that image out of the water when Johnson's character, a tough hockey player, is sentenced to work as a tooth fairy. Both kids and adults will enjoy this comedy.
From Amazon: Dreams and "what ifs" have no place in the life of hockey player Derek Thompson (Dwayne Johnson). As a major league player who's been moved down to the minor leagues following an injury, Derek thrives on negative attention, is ruthlessly pragmatic, and doesn't think twice about crushing the hopes and dreams of even his youngest fans. His poor attitude spills over into his personal life when he almost convinces his girlfriend's young daughter Tess (Destiny Whitlock) that the tooth fairy doesn't exist. As if the potential end to his relationship with girlfriend Carly (Ashley Judd) wasn't bad enough, Derek's actions inexplicably result in a nighttime summons from the "Department of Dissemination of Disbelief." Transformed into a tutu-wearing fairy with wings and whisked away to a fairy world, Derek assumes that his fanciful journey--and his sentencing by the head fairy (Julie Andrews) to a two-week stint as a tooth fairy--is just a bad dream. When his pager starts buzzing and wings sprout from his back at inopportune times, he realizes that his sentence is for real, yet he continues to deny the possibility that dreams and imagination have value. Derek's disbelief makes him an extremely inept fairy, but with the help of fellow fairy Tracy (Stephen Merchant) and some bonding time spent with Tess and her brother Randy (Chase Ellison), he begins to glimpse the importance of dreams and imagination and even manages to rediscover some of his own dreams in the process. Derek is definitely one crazy fairy, but Dwayne Johnson's skilled performance drives home the message that it's OK to dream, believe, and imagine. (Ages 7 and older)