When I was very young, my grandparents would try to help me learn the alphabet and numbers by singing songs. Later as a student, I would often put key points into memorable tunes to help me study for exams. As a paediatric dentist, I often sing to my little patients to enhance learning and engagement. So, naturally, I wanted to make a jingle for Tooth Bunny's motto.
Together with my daughter, we came up with a basic tune to fit the words. One of our very talented friends - a music teacher and music therapist, transformed it into a fantastic jingle. Thank you Hilaria!
Jingles are a form of musical mnemonics. "Musical mnemonics", aimed at improving memory, learning and engagement, are widely used in psychology, education and more recently, health(1).
We hope you'll like Tooth Bunny's jingle (click on the play button above to listen). Want to play the jingle on your favourite instrument and sing along? The simple tune is written into the Tooth Bunny picture at the top of this blog post.
Remember to "Drink water. Brush and floss. Don't let germies be your boss."!
Hugs & Smiles,
(1) Cirigliano MM. Musical mnemonics in health science: A first look. Medical Teacher 2013; 35:3, e1020-e1026. DOI:10.3109/0142159X.2012.733042.