We might be on quarantine, but otherwise, much of family life remains the same.
You still do household chores. Many still continue to work, albeit on a work-from-home setup. You still need to follow a routine with your child to maintain a feeling of normalcy. And yes, once in a while, as part of growing up, our young kids lose a tooth.
Many families are still keen on keeping the story of the Tooth Fairy alive. But rather than giving a coin in exchange for a lost tooth, how about doing one of these fun activities to make it less disheartening for her?
Tooth Fairy door
Kids are naturally curious, and they will wonder how the Tooth Fairy managed to sneak in when his windows and door are closed. That's where a Tooth Fairy door comes in handy (otherwise it makes for a cute accent to a corner in your child's room).
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Give your child a morale boost with a certificate or letter from the tooth fairy herself, and leave it by your child's pillow. He'll be thrilled to read it the next morning!
Surely the Tooth Fairy must have left a trail if she was in the room, right? Well, you can easily make tiny foot prints on the floor using the side of your closed palm. Use glitters or metallic (but washable) paint to make it look authentic.
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Tooth Fairy wand
If tiny foot marks look too staged, and something your smart one would figure out quickly, how about if the Tooth Fairy left something by accident instead? A small wand in the right size should do the trick.
Tooth Fairy punch card
Here's a cute way to marry the Tooth Fairy idea with teaching your child about the human dental anatomy.
Make a visual aid corresponding to the number of teeth a preschooler has. Each time he loses one, punch a hole on the corresponding figure. Keeping track will make him forget his fear — heck, he might even look forward to losing the next one!