Dental Playbox® puppets’ holidays
What is the Dental Playbox®?
Our Dental Playbox® Project was initiated in 2007 in response to the alarming increase in dental decay in young children. It continues today to not only reduce this issue but also to stem the ever-increasing numbers of young children becoming hospitalised due to tooth decay. According to statistics, over one third of children in the UK have tooth decay by the time they start primary school!
The project’s key aim is to teach young children about the importance of good oral hygiene, healthy eating and to prepare them from an early age for a trip to the dentist. This is all done through the powerful medium of play. Play is crucial at the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) so the project slots in perfectly with the curriculum.
Peggy, has been having a well earned rest over the Easter break at Kath’s house. She spent most of her time playing board games and colouring with Kath’s children and she’s even had some sticky toffee pudding! She made sure to brush her teeth for at least two minutes afterwards though!
During the Easter holidays, Alex went to Hornsea with Andrea’s family by caravan. He said his trip was lovely and had so much fun with Poppy, Andrea’s daughter. However, his favorite day was probably when he received his Easter egg!
Connie told us her holidays passed by so quickly she even forgot to take pictures! She rested at home for days and when she got back to the office she had a long meeting with the rest of the Dental Playbox team and Senior Facilitator, Kerry.
Archie did not want to waste a second of his holidays and spent most of his time playing sports and catching up on his reading. At Kerry’s house he jumped on the trampoline and played basketball all day long and enjoyed his evenings reading his favorite books!
Supporting the Dental Playbox®
If you would like to ensure the Dental Playbox® receives support, you can donate via our JustGiving page by clicking here. Alternatively, the project accepts donations of toothbrushes and toothpaste (suitable for children aged under 6) to include in brushing bags like the ones given out at Fairway Primary School. Donations can be dropped off at the Action for Sick Children office: 10 Ravenoak Road, Cheadle Hulme, SK8 7DL.