February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, so there’s no better time to teach kids about the importance of oral hygiene. Daniel Tiger: At the Dentist, a new digital game inspired by Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, will help prepare kids for their milestone moment of going to the dentist for the first time.
Developed with the review of the American Academy for Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), Daniel Tiger: At the Dentist is a fun, replayable game that prepares kids for a positive experience at the dentist. While a dentist visit may seem scary or intimidating, Daniel Tiger is here to make it more manageable — and even a little fun! Through relaxing, interactive gameplay with Daniel, Dr. Plat, and Mr. Dino, kids can familiarize themselves with a dentist visit by experiencing the sights and sounds of various instruments used by dentists. The game also encourages kids to brush their teeth for two minutes, as recommended by the AAPD.
Daniel Tiger: At the Dentist launches on Feb. 17 for free at the official Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood website, pbskids.org/daniel. Parents can also visit mychildrensteeth.org for more information about healthy habits.