Esther Watkins Arnold’s playlet ‘Tooth Fairy’ popularized the
fairy idea of this fictional character.
Both actual date of origin and name of establishing founder
of this holiday observed bi-annually on February 28th and
August 22nd are vanishing mysteries.
Back in the mid 1920s multiple fairies appeared in ads.
These advertisements were intended to educate children on
good dental hygiene and health habits.
Examples: ‘eat your veggies’, ‘brush your teeth’
The story of the tooth fairy lessens a child’s fear of losing a
story based five components
absolute fun myth
child tooth pillow sleep fairy
awake monetary gift
Today children receive between $3 to $4 per lost tooth.
If the tooth goes missing or parents forget, the tooth
increases in value.
May the happy legendary tale of the Tooth Fairy spinning
wands of magic continue passed down from generation to
One thought on “National Tooth Fairy Day-Feb. 28th”
Love this. I remember my niece collecting all the dog’s puppy teeth and putting them under her pillow hoping to get a lot of money. The tooth fairy came and left her loads of ………….. dog biscuits.
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