Our new topic is the human body which we will be starting after the Easter holidays, but as we had been to the dentist this week, I thought it might be a good idea to learn about teeth while the visit was still fresh in the girls minds.
We talked about the number of teeth we had and the girls counted each others teeth while using a torch to look at the different types of teeth.
We talked about which foods were good for your teeth and which ones weren’t, then I printed off some pages of foods and drew some teeth for the girls to decide which foods should go where. Anna drew a happy tooth and a sad face on her teeth. 🙂
Elsa designed her foods into sad and happy faces on her teeth. 🙂
I asked Elsa to create a leaflet to help people to look after their teeth. She decided to explain what were good and bad things to eat and then described how to brush your teeth properly. She was really pleased with how it came out (and so was I), clever little thing. 🙂
We chatted about the various adult teeth and the jobs they did. Then I asked the girls to colour in the different teeth different colours. Elsa had to write her own text about the teeth and we discussed the use (or not) of wisdom teeth.
What an interesting start our Human Body topic. 🙂