A Visit from the Tooth Fairy

Last night was eventful at our house.  The petite lost her tooth!  She could not have been more excited, it has been wiggly for weeks and the new tooth started to poke through, so it was time for this one to come out.  It’s so incredibly exciting for her, although when it first got wiggly it did cause a little anxiety.

Petite 1

With her loosing her tooth it makes you think about when you lost yours and if you had traditions or if you want to start new ones with your petites.  Thinking about my childhood there was a book that my mom got me when I lost my first tooth and I remember reading it with her when each subsequent tooth would fall out.  I wanted to round-up some of the books that we’ve read or ones that I am going to check out (she has another very loose tooth) for future teeth.

The book that is quickly becoming a tradition is:

Little Rabbits Loose ToothLittle Rabbit’s Loose Tooth by Lucy Bate and Diane DeGroat which was first published in 1975, so if you were at the age of loosing teeth during this time, you may remember having had this delightful book read to you as a child.  I love that a book that my mom read to me is a book that I can read with my girls.  What a fun tradition.

Bear's Loose Tooth

Bear’s Loose Tooth by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman is a lovely story.  I’ve written before about the Bear books and I think they are wonderful.  They are always about friendship and how friends are there for you to help you get through your worries – I love that Bears friends reassure him when his tooth is wiggly and it makes him worried.

Petite with tooth

We believe in the tooth fairy in this house.  I like the idea of having the tooth fairy pick up her spoils from outside of the bedroom – that way when she sneaks in at night she won’t risk stepping on a duplo or other devilishly sharp toy and getting found out.  I checked pinterest and found tons of really cute tutorials for tooth fairy pillows – here is the one that the petite picked out – it was surprisingly easy to make – here is the tutorial that I used from mmmcrafts.

Also, help a tooth fairy assistant out if you will, what’s the going rate for a tooth these days with inflation and cost of living we weren’t sure.

Thankfulness and Kids

I think it is pretty important to have children who have manners.  As a teacher and a parent it happens all to often that you have rude little petites, who don’t say please and thank you and becomes terribly refreshing when they do – which I think is sad.  Teaching little ones through modeling has worked for our five year old – she is pretty polite, in fact it is usually what people remark about her when we are out and about.

Recently we found a book that I think is less about Thanksgiving and more about just saying thanks, and being appreciative of what you have.

Karma Wilson has put out these amazing Bear Books and Bear Says Thanks is our new favorite.  We are trying to teach our almost 18 month old to say thank you and she loves bears and animals so this book was a hit!

Source: Amazon

Source: Amazon

It is an incredibly cute story with a big lesson.  Bear has company and they keep bringing food for a feast, he doesn’t feel he has anything to contribute, but in the end he learns that saying thanks is what it is really all about. He enjoys a fabulous feast with all of his woodland friends and is so thankful.

The illustrations by Jane Chapman are fabulous.  This is a story about being thankful and grateful for your friends and time spent together.  A perfect book to share with your petite on Thanksgiving or any other day.

Happy Thanksgiving from the Petite Stags