March 14, 2020

Cities Week Night What's That Sound (3-14-2020)

by Chompers

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Can your ears figure out what city sound we're playing? Find out tonight!

Transcript

Hey there, it’s time for Chompers. Your morning and night toothbrushing show. 


Start brushing on the top of your mouth, and make little circles with your brush around each tooth


3, 2, 1 brush!


It’s Cities Week and tonight we're playing What’s That Sound. We’ll play a sound from a city, and you have to guess what it is. 


Here’s your first one:


[Ho Chi Minh Ambi sound motorbikes]


What was that? Here’s it is one more time: 


[Ho Chi Minh Ambi sound motorbikes]


So what’s that sound? Shout it out.


Motor bikes!


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


Specifically, that sound is motorbikes in Ho Chi Minh, a city in the country of Vietnam.  You can hear motorbikes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in Ho Chi Minh. The streets are packed with millions of motorbikes. People use them to get around in the city.  And it looks like a big mess. People ride on the wrong side of the road and in the wrong directions.


Switch your brushing to the bottom of your mouth, and brush your front teeth too.


Here’s your next sound: 


[whistle of the camote cart]


What was that? Here it is one more time: 


[whistle of the camote cart]


So what’s that sound? Shout it out.


 A CAMOTE CART 


>> KID: What?


I’ll explain after you switch to the other side of the bottom of your mouth, but don’t brush too hard. 


You can hear the whistle of these carts all over Mexico City. Vendors cook camote - or sweet potatoes - on these carts to sell them to people passing by in the streets. The sound of its whistle comes from the steam that cooks the camote! 


Cities often have vendors selling food from food carts or food trucks in the streets. We call the food they sell street food. There are all kinds of street food! Hot dogs, pretzels, tacos, corn on the cob, kebabs, popsicles oh man I’m HUNGRY! We better wrap this up so I can go get a snack but first make sure you 3, 2, 1 spit!