Read and Weep

This princess’s name is Addie, she’s a doll. She is five years old and hasn’t lost a tooth yet. We introduced her to The Tooth Fairy Treasure Box and toy. There is a part in the story where “Jordan” the little girl in the book, finds a special treasure box on the front door step of her home. Addie, first of all, wanted to hold the treasure box the whole time I read the story. So when this part of the story came up, the treasure box was already in her hand. As soon as Addie saw Jordan find her treasure box, Addie held her treasure box up also, to show me that she had one too and that she was now part of the story as well. She smiled at me as she looked down at the box, back up at the book, and then you could see her little wheels starting to turn. She understood! I want your child to have a fun and positive tooth fairy experience. I care about our children because they need a lot more of engagement these days. Most kids today are taught, raised, and entertained by computers. It’s our job as parents to slow them down and keep them in touch with real life experiences. Every single time I have story time with a child, they light up, get excited, and most of all feel loved. Keeping in touch with our kids shows them the importance of interactions with other human beings. We need to engage more with our children as a part of raising them properly, because this is the way we where made. To touch, feel, make eye contact, feel apart of something, with real live people in a real way.

Once we finished reading the book, Addie played with the treasure box for a while as most kids do. Then she looked up at me and said “I want to read that book again.” This was a true response to what I’m trying to accomplish, “structure.” Reading to your children is a perfect way to spend, one on one quality time. We had fun and most important Addie felt special. Addie and I read the book one more time and as we all know, children want more once they get a taste of the good stuff. She was excited as I read the story this time because she knew a little bit more about the instructions that Tooth Fairy had left for her follow. She now has a part in helping the Tooth Fairy keep all the children’s teeth safe and sound. She now has instructions to follow and disciplining herself to follow them, cleaning the tooth, keeping up with the box, and placing it where she was told. This is the beginning, of just a few basic fundamental steps to being successful at life. We are not only trying to love on the child by engagement, but we are also instilling structure as well. Will you help your kids to succeed in life by teaching them at a young age some healthy structural behavior? A good routine is healthy for a balanced way of life!