February 23, 2023

Nature Week Morning What's That Sound (2-23-2023)

by Chompers

Background show artwork for Chompers

Today we are playing What's That Sound? ... Can YOU figure it out?

Where to Listen


>> Rachel: Good morning, it’s time for Chompers, your morning and night toothbrushing show. 

Start your brushing on the top of your mouth on one side, and brush in little circles around each tooth. 

>> Kids: 3,2,1 brush!

It’s nature week, and today we’re playing What’s That Sound. We’ll play a sound you would hear in nature, and you have to guess what it is.

Here’s your first one: 

[Squawk Squawk]

Whoa. Here’s that sound one more time

[Squawk Squawk]

So, what’s that sound? 

>> Kids: A Parrot!

>> Rachel: A Parrot!

Switch your brushing to the other side of the top of your mouth (SFX), and don’t forget the molars in the way back. 

There are more than 300 different kinds of parrots around the world, and they come in every color imaginable.  And Parrots are some of the most intelligent birds on earth; They can solve puzzles, create tools and some can even learn how to speak with humans. Plus, they can live for a LONG time. Some parrots can live to be 80 years old!

Switch to the bottom of your mouth, pick a side, and brush the inside, outside and chewing side of each tooth. 

Here’s another sound to guess: 

[Chirp Chirp Chirp]

Did you get it? Here it is one more time:

[Chirp Chirp Chirp]

So, what’s that sound? 

>> KIDS: Crickets!

>> Rachel: Crickets make that chirp chirp sound by rubbing their wings together, but did you know that it’s only MALE crickets that can make that sound? I’ll tell you more, after you...

Switch to the other side of the bottom of your mouth, and make little circles with your brush around each tooth. 

Male crickets have special teeth on the bottom of their wings, kind of like the teeth on a comb. The tops of their wings have a little scraper, kind of like the bow you would use for a violin. When they rub the bottom and top together, you get: [Chirp Chirp]. Male crickets can use their songs to attract lady cricket, or to tell other male crickets to back off!

That's it for Chompers today, but come back tonight for more natural sounds, and until then rinse with water before you 

>> Kids: 3, 2, 1 spit!