Bet you learned your ABCs to music as a child or still remember some of the songs from Sesame Street or School House Rock. Children often learn faster when music is involved. It can be used as a creative and fun way to increase enjoyment and achievement in areas where children normally struggle or don’t show interest. Catchy, cute songs are a perfect opportunity to get the idea of proper tooth brushing into a child’s head.
The American Dental Association (ADA) collected 7 tooth brushing songs in a recent post on their website, and there are definitely some catchy ones involved. YouTube is an amazing thing as the songs and videos are all there, and probably more.
The videos have enough range so that some would be interesting to younger children, while others would be more for an older child.
Here are two examples. The first is set to the children’s nursery song, Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush. The modified song emphasizes the importance of brushing twice a day with an easy-to-remember tune.