February 28, 2023

Heroines Week Sybil Ludington (2-28-2023)

by Chompers

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Who needs Paul Revere when you have Sybil Ludington! Learn about her heroism on today's Chompers.

Where to Listen


>> Rachel: Hey there, you’re just in time for more Chompers, your twice daily toothbrushing show

It’s Heroines Week, and every day we’re telling you the story of a heroine!  

Start brushing on the top of your mouth, and brush the inside, outside and chewing side of each tooth.

>> KIDS: 3, 2, 1 brush!

>> Rachel: It’s Heroines Week, where we talk about heroic women from history. Tonight’s heroine is Sybil Ludington, a brave hero who may have helped save America. We don't know exactly what happened but this is the story that people have told about what happened many years ago...

In the 1700’s, before America was called the United States, The British and Americans were at war. It was called the Revolutionary war, and the Americans we’re fighting to be free from the British, and become their own country.

Switch to the other side of the top of your mouth, and brush all the way to the molars in the back. 

[Switch Bell]

>> Rachel: Sybil Ludington was born in America, And when she was just a teenager, Sybil’s dad was a famous leader on the American side of the war. One night, in the dark dead of night, a messenger came to warn Sybil’s dad that the British soldiers were coming to attack their town. Sybil’s dad had to warn everyone on their side - but how could he? 

That’s where Sybil comes in. 

Switch to the bottom of your mouth, and brush in little circles around each tooth. 

[Switch Bell]

>> Rachel: Sybil was a fantastic horse rider … so her father entrusted her with a dangerous mission: To warn everyone that the British were coming. It was pitch black outside, and Sybil had to ride fast, but also quietly so no British spies would see her. Sybil rode through the night, telling every soldier she could find to go to her dad’s house and prepare for battle. 

Switch to the other side of the bottom of your mouth, and give your tongue a brush too. 

[Switch Bell]

>> Rachel: By the time she was done, over hundred of american soldiers had gathered for the fight. Sybil was commended for her bravery and even got a personal thank you from General George Washington, who would later become the first President of the United States. And that’s why Sybil Ludington today’s Chompers Heroine.

That's it for Chompers tonight, but come back tomorrow for more heroines. Until then, 

>> KIDS: 3, 2, 1 spit!