Activities & Tips


It’s Week of the Young Child! We are excited to share with you a week of fun, planned virtual activities that you can do with your young child/children. Each day we will have fun, new ideas for you to do with your child. Click on the button and let the fun begin. Your child will thank you for it.


Healthy Habits for Happy Smiles – from the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center

This series of handouts for pregnant women and parents of infants and young children provides simple tips on oral health issues. Head Start and Early Head Start staff are encouraged to share the handouts with families to promote good oral health. The handouts are available in English and Spanish.

Download the handouts as individual topics or as a complete series in English and Spanish. Select a title below to access the individual document you need.

Brushing Your Child’s Teeth
Cómo cepillar los dientes de su niño

Choosing Healthy Drinks for Your Young Child
Cómo escoger bebidas saludables para su niño pequeño

Finding a Dental Clinic for Your Child
Encuentre una clínica dental para su niño

Getting Fluoride for Your Child
Cómo proporcionarle fluoruro a su niño

Giving First Aid for Your Child’s Oral Injuries
Primeros auxilios para heridas orales de su niño

Giving Your Child Healthy Snacks
Dele a su niño refrigerios saludables

Helping Your Baby with Teething Pain
Cómo aliviar el dolor de la dentición de su bebé

Preventing Injuries to Your Child’s Mouth
Cómo prevenir lesiones en la boca de su niño

Taking Care of Your Baby’s Oral Health
Cuidado de la salud oral de su bebé

Taking Care of Your Oral Health When You Are Pregnant
Cuidado de su salud oral durante el embarazo

Toothbrushing Positions for Your Child with a Disability
Posiciones para el cepillado dental para su nino con discapacidad

Toothbrushing Tips for Your Child with a Disability
Sugerencias para el uso del cepillo dental para su niño con discapacidad

Visiting the Dental Clinic with Your Child
Visita a la clínica dental con su niño