Teeth Are Not for Biting

“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, almost all young children will bite someone—a friend, a parent, a sibling. This upbeat, colorful, virtually indestructible book helps prevent biting and teaches positive alternatives.

Part of the Best Behaviour preschool board book series. Each book in this series includes a special section for parents and caregivers with ideas for discussion and activities. Teeth Are Not for Biting 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. Author Elizabeth Verdick 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.

Looks like the kids in this video need to read this book! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPDYj3IMkRI

ISBN: 978-1-57542-128-5

Author: Elizabeth Verdick