Joanna went to her first dentist appointment a few weeks ago. Oh, how I wish I’d had this book then! While she wound up doing pretty great, I know she was super nervous while waiting to be seen by the dentist. Celebrate! Going to the Dentist is the perfect book to read with your little ones before they visit the dentist. Whether it is your child's first time at the dentist, or if they’ve been going regularly for a while, this book is sure to entertain and affirm that going to the dentist is fun and a healthy thing to do to take care of ourselves.
As with all of the MVP Kids books, I LOVE the illustrations. They are bold and engaging. My three-year-old kept wanting to look at each page for a long time, pointing out every detail in the pictures.
This text of this book also covers just about everything I can think of when it comes to a regular dentist visit. Each page joyfully walks your child through the routine of a dentist visit— from hopping up in the great big chair, to meeting the dentist, to brushing, flossing and counting the teeth. Its all there! Funny enough, the big chair was the part of the dentist visit that intimidated Joanna the most. I love the way Celebrate! Going to the Dentist puts a fun twist on it!
The book alone is helpful in calming my kids’ fears of going to the dentist, but the Real MVP Kids team takes it a step further. The very last pages of this board book for toddlers is a page for parents that includes tips based on informing minds (helps parents guide their children into a deeper understanding of the subject matter of the book), moving hearts (helps parents and children connect emotionally to each other and to the book’s theme) and directing hands (gives practical actions, crafts and activities to help children gain hands-on experience). These helpful teaching tips are included in each book, and are tailored for the specific subjects addressed in each particular book. Their content is based on research and designed to help parents interactively mentor their children. I was completely blown away at the thoughtfulness and fresh ideas in the helpful teaching tips for this book. This book was worth it just for that one page!
I just love this book. Even better, my kids love this book and beg to read it often. We will certainly be reading it before our next dentist visit as well!
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For instance, if you pledge $15 or more, you get your choice of TWO board books PLUS free PDF coloring pages of their 16 MVP Kids characters! Shipping is also free within the US. That is an AMAZING price. Think birthday, christmas, gifts, etc. For just $25 you get to choose 4 board books, and for only $50 you can receive all 8 (EIGHT!) books in the Celebrate! Board Book series. That is incredible!!! You cannot buy high quality board books for that price anywhere.
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