NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- From the age of about 5 to 12, children lose twenty baby teeth. That's a lot of visits from the Tooth Fairy! The new book and doll set, TEETH FAIRIES: A BABY TEETH TRADITION (February 20, 2015), by Ingrid Bencosme, celebrates this tooth loss process and helps kids and parents alike. The book set comes out just in time to help build awareness for National Children's Dental Health Month.
Two years ago, when Ingrid's eldest daughter Emma got her first loose tooth, Ingrid decided to make it as fun as possible, so she looked for a compelling story on the Tooth Fairy, but found nothing. As a former elementary school teacher for over 10 years, Ingrid has always made up stories for her students, so it came naturally for her to create her own story. She also thought a doll would make it more interactive and fun, and encourage imagination, so again, she looked and could not find anything that worked. So she bought a generic fairy doll and created the experience.
Ingrid was amazed at how much Emma loved her fairy, which she named Lucy. She talked about Lucy to all of her friends who in turn told their parents. When the parents came to Ingrid asking where she got the book and doll, Ingrid knew she was onto something! Thus, TEETH FAIRIES was born. The book and doll set comes in a keepsake box and includes an adorable, plush Fairy, which each child can personally name and have as their own. The Fairy comes and goes at the loss of each tooth, and is meant to be reused over the span of tooth loss, about six years.
"Anything that encourages reading, writing and imagination, I'm all for," says author Ingrid Bencosme. "As a mom of three (four is on the way), I really want to make the most of these experiences in my children's lives. They grow up so fast and there is a very small window of opportunity to make things magical and special for them."
TEETH FAIRIES offers a lot of flexibility in that parents can decide how often and how involved the Tooth Fairy visits are. By being able to name your own fairy and make it a personal, interactive experience, not only are the child's fears of tooth loss diminished, but it also promotes imagination. And, best of all, the book and doll encourage children to take care of their teeth, thereby helping parents with what sometimes can be a daily struggle. TEETH FAIRIES is approved by many leading pediatric dentists and a portion of the proceeds of the book goes to Communities in Schools (CIS).
TEETH FAIRIES book and doll set retails for $49.99. For more info, go to www.teethfairies.com.
SOURCE Ingrid Bencosme