May 21, 2023

Body Systems Week Morning Kids Choice (5-21-2023)

by Chompers

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We asked you to create your own body system, and we're sharing some of our favorites on today's Chompers! 

Where to Listen



>> RACHEL: Good morning, it's time for Chompers, your morning and night toothbrushing show. Start brushing on the top of your mouth on one side, and brush in little circles around each tooth.

>> KIDS: 3, 2, 1 brush! 


>> RACHEL: It’s Body Systems Week. And today we’re hearing from you Chompions! We asked you, if you could had to invent your own body system, what would it be? 


>> RACHEL: Remember, our body systems are parts of our body that work together to help keep us alive and healthy. Like our muscular system, which helps move our body around.

Caitlyn invented the Healthy Ice Cream Digestive System. It’s kind of like your regular digestive system, but it would let her eat as many ice creams, and tacos, as she wanted without getting sick. 

>> KID: YUM! 

>> RACHEL: Switch your brushing to the other side of the top of your mouth…


>> RACHEL: -and brush your molars in the way back. 

Mina’s body system would be a lot like the Healthy Ice Cream Digestive system, except it would have a special addition, an automatic tooth brusher! 


>> RACHEL: Saige imagined a body system called the Happy System…


>> RACHEL: -which would make her happy if she was ever sad or angry. What a nice idea, Saige. I hope when you figure out the happy system, you share it with all of us.

Switch your brushing to the bottom of your mouth…


>> RACHEL: -and brush your front teeth too.

Emery would invent the Unicorn System…


>> RACHEL: -which would make everyone grow unicorn horns. And Sebastian said he would have a system to help him focus! His body system would help him sit still, and not flinch! We like your body system Sebastian! But flinching is not always a bad thing. Did you know flinching is your bodies way of protecting itself? It’s called a reflex! I’ll tell you all about it after you...

Switch your brushing to the other side of the bottom of your mouth…


>> RACHEL: -and spit if you need to. 

A reflex is a movement your body makes without even thinking about it, like flinching! If you fall down, your hands move out in front of you to catch yourself before you hit the ground. Or if I drop my tooth paste…


>> RACHEL: I’ll move my hand to try and catch it without even thinking! When my brain doesn’t wait for me to send a message, it’s called a reflex.



>> RACHEL: That’s all for Chompers, but we’ll be back tonight. Until then...

>> KIDS: 3-2-1 Spit! 


>> RACHEL: Chompers is a production of Gimlet Media.