The Toothfairy Show is a Children’s Nutritional Education Program, already delivered to thousands of children from 2-7yrs of age. Our mission is to provide a gentle, accessible introduction to oral health and the world of dentistry, by bridging the gap between the child and the dentist.
The Toothfairy Show has been specifically designed to align with the National Quality Framework.
This excellent Program delivers the following educational goals to offer a solid foundation for ongoing dental health awareness:
Dental/Oral Hygiene – to reduce decay and gum disease in children
Healthy Eating – for healthy teeth and bodies
Nutritional Awareness – encouraging optimal nutrition, reducing obesity. Making good food choices
Personal Hygiene – the importance of toothbrushing and hand washing
Through song, dance, puppetry, stories, fun engaging interaction, the Toothfairy enlightens children with lessons that will stay with them forever. The children’s imagination is captured with an enchanting delivery of a simple, yet vitally important message. Song and dance are used to enhance the sensori-motor experience, and facilitate engagement in the program. Children can have hands-on experience with puppets and healthy eating games, then join in with the story and closing “fairy wish” song. Participants are given the opportunity to ask questions, developing their interest and reinforcing their newly learned skills.
The Toothfairy Show follows the following content of the National Quality Framework: Standard 1.2 – Elements 1.2.2, 1.2.3
Standard 2.1 – Elements 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.2, 2.2.1
Standard 6.2 – Elements 6.2.2, 6.3.1, 6.3.4
Your centre is supplied with tools to help you to prepare for the Toothfairy’s visit, including charts, activities, information for parents and staff.
The Toothfairy Show covers the following content of the Australian Curriculum:
Health and Physical Education: Prep – Grade 2
Contributing to healthy and active communities (ACPPS006)
Years 1 – 2
Being healthy, safe and active (ACPPS018)
Communicating and interacting for health and wellbeing (ACPPS021)
Moving our body (ACPMP027)
Although the teaching of dental health and the importance of tooth brushing is one that many children receive at a young age, we believe that there is a significant gap in the follow up and reinforcement of this vital message. Children can often become complacent or reluctant to engage in healthy habits to promote good overall dental health. With this program we hope to not only revisit the simple lessons they have already been taught and make sure they have a good understanding of their importance but also to extend their knowledge and understanding in the hope that they build upon their skill set to ensure that they are able to take action to enhance their own wellbeing from present well into adulthood.