We're Going to the Dentist
Illustrated by Marion CocklicoAges 2 to 5
The Big Steps series is designed to help little ones (and their parents or carers) with everyday experiences in their lives. In We're Going to the Dentist, meet Nancy and Teddy, who go for a dental check-up for the first time.
Explore the waiting room, sit in the dentist's chair and learn about how to brush your teeth in this sweet story, brought to life with fun flaps and mechanisms. Each page has really helpful tips for parents and carers that are endorsed by The Good Play Guide and leading Early Years Consultant, Dr Amanda Gummer. With delightful illustrations from Marion Cocklico, We're Going to the Dentist is a brilliant way to prepare children for a dental check-up in a fun and relatable way.
For more toddler tips, read Can You Say Please?, We're Going to the Doctor and I Can Get Dressed.
The Big Steps books are a great way of introducing children to different life skills and building their confidence and familiarity with doing them. Watching characters their own age experience different things goes a long way in letting children know that they are normal, healthy and not scary. The children enjoyed pointing to the different pictures, opening flaps and naming objects, which is fantastic for helping to build their vocabulary and prepare them for learning to read. The book is also sturdy enough for enthusiastic hands. Our testers found the little tips at the bottom of the page useful and in one case, they helped to transform a reluctant dresser into someone who is happy to get dressed most mornings!
Dr Amanda Gummer, Dr Gummer's Good Play Guide