I take my hat off to six year-olds. Not only are they coping with the transition from pre-operational to concrete operational, they are also losing teeth. This oft taken-for-granted occurance requires several weeks of anticipation, the distraction inherent in “a wobbly tooth”, the overcoming of squeamishness, the loss of a body part and blood. That they keep it all together while learning how to sit still and read is a minor miracle. I can see why the Tooth Fairy leaves £1 now!