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’s holidays

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!

Here a picture of Peggy while colouring at Kath’s house

 Alex’s holidays

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!

Happy Alex with his Easter egg

Poppy and Alex in Hornsea










 Connie’s holidays

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.

Kerry and the Dental Playbox Team discussing the upcoming Play Day in August

Archie’s holidays

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!

A pic of Archie while reading Peppa Pig’s Dentist Trip

Archie pretending to be Micheal Jordan





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.