It didn’t take long for me to learn that as a music therapist working with children who have special needs, one goal area I’d be addressing often is bathroom routines.
Handwashing, teeth brushing, bath taking…those are the easy ones. But toileting is a little more tricky, not to mention a little less fun. However, it’s a goal I’ve been working on with students since my first day on the job, and I’m still at it after all these years.
The key to a good “potty” song is that it must be detailed yet tasteful enough so that parents, teachers and others feel comfortable singing it. “To the Bathroom I Go” is repetitive and the melody is simple. While some of the lyrics may induce a giggle or blush, I think they strike the balance I mentioned previously. Plus, it’s a catchy little song that — like it or not — you’ll probably be singing all day long.
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