“Crunch crunch crunch. Teeth are strong and sharp. Crunch crunch crunch. Teeth can help you chew. But teeth are not for biting. Ouch! Biting hurts.” Sooner or later, many young children will bite someone—a friend, a parent, a sibling. This upbeat, colorful, virtually indestructible book helps prevent toddler biting and teaches positive alternatives.
It gives reasons why children might want to bite. Little mouths feel sore when new teeth come in; sometimes kids bite when they’re hungry, tired, cranky, frustrated, angry, bored, distressed, or seeking attention. It suggests positive things children can do instead of biting: chew a chewy toy, drink a cold drink, get a hug, tell a grown-up. This book also includes helpful tips for parents and caregivers.
Praise for Teeth Are Not for Biting
“Teeth Are Not for Biting by Elizabeth Verdick gives reasons why kids might want to bite—they’re mad, sad, cranky—and offers a bunch of coping methods, such as getting a hug or asking for help.”—Parents Magazine
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