Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Works-For-Me Wednesday


To get the kids to open their mouths while I brush their teeth, we play a version of name that tune. The song can only be sung with "Ah" sounds. When we started the game, I sang the song and they sang along. Now I ask them to sing one and I try to guess what it is. I guess it all comes down to distraction (and singing a song that forces them to open their mouth), but it works for me!

4 comments:

An Ordinary Mom said...

We always tell our little ones to say "Ah," but I like your idea of doing it to the tune of a song! Thanks for the idea :) !!

abbe said...

That's brilliant, Rach! I'm going to try it tonight!

Christine said...

I love that idea!

Q&Q said...

I love your idea. Right now the dentist showed us how to brush our toddler's teeth (required me holding on to her arms) but I think she will like the singing.