Recently I was sent Karl Jobst’s Dental Activity Book to review, and my five-year old niece really enjoyed it. It’s a great way to keep children occupied as well as subtly teaching them about, and making them aware of, oral care.
It is quite a simple activity book, not as complex as I had initially expected. I thought it might contain some mathematical puzzles and higher-grade problem solving, but it is aimed at the younger market and as fun product for that age-group the book does deliver.
The focus is to get children excited about brushing and flossing their teeth, and to show them the benefits of doing so.
The activity book mainly has pictures to colour in, and it features animated teeth as the main characters. The other activities include mazes and word searches, so there is enough variety to keep the children’s attention.
The focus of the book is graphical, and so because there aren’t stories, or much text at all, it would probably need parental input to get the teaching across to the child.
In this book Dr Jobst does his best to promote the idea of healthy teeth and a healthy body.
This is a great tool for any parent who is struggling to get their young kids used to brushing and flossing.