Brush With Elmo
Brush your teeth to the beat with Elmo and friends!
Watch “Brushy Brush” together, in which Elmo sings about how to brush. Encourage children to pretend to brush their teeth as they listen, using their fingers as toothbrushes! Point out that Elmo brushes his teeth every day and every night.
Later, when it’s time for toothbrushing, say, “Elmo is ready to brush his teeth. It’s time for you to brush your teeth, too!” Play the song again (or just sing it) as children brush.
Visiting the Doctor: Helping Kids Grow Up Strong & Healthy
Preparation and communication help you get the best care for your child at every medical visit.
Connecting & Communicating
Communication and connection with families is key to building a strong, effective healthy team.
Elmo and Abby’s Check-up Play Date
Pretend play can help children “rehearse” situations that may frighten them.
Good communication amongst family, healthcare providers, and children leads to trusting relationships and inspires healthy habits…and well-child visits are a great time to communicate!
Hooray for Healthy Teams
A child’s healthy team includes parents, extended family and caregivers, teachers, doctors, nurses, ...and themselves!
Communicating at Doctor’s Visits
Good communication leads to good care for your child.
Your Healthy Team
When healthy teams work together, kids win!