Tooth Fairy Visits with Kids at Seattle Channel’s PAL Event

May 4, 2024

Delta Dental of Washington’s Tooth Fairy Experience Program visited the Family First Community Center in Renton to celebrate the Seattle Channel’s annual PAL event on Saturday, May 4. Each art, cooking, movement, and reading activity was planned with kindergarten through second graders in mind to help teach them about the importance of community, social and emotional learning, and active lifestyles.

During the event the Tooth Fairies read, The Search for the World’s Greatest Smile by local children’s book author Kelly Rae Bahr. This book focuses on the importance baby teeth and the different cultural traditions for lost baby teeth around the world. While Tooth Fairy Alex read the story aloud to children during the event’s story break, which was shared with several other local authors, Tooth Fairy Malcolm translated the story in American Sign Language. The Tooth Fairies then recapped the main learning points from the book while teaching the children how to say words like, “play, smile,” and the names of the countries visited in ASL.

Keep an eye out for the Tooth Fairies debut on the Look, Listen, Learn channel this August as they make an appearance with fun activities.

Since its launch in 2019, as part of Delta Dental’s vision for a cavity-free Washington, the program aims to improve dental health habits at an early age, reduce the incidence of tooth decay and increase the number of kids who regularly visit the dentist.

The Tooth Fairy Experience was developed by Delta Dental of Washington in partnership with Arcora Foundation, School Nurse Organization of Washington and Washington State Dental Association – and is endorsed by the Washington Homeschool Organization. All materials have been dentist, teacher, school nurse and child reviewed.