This is a video of Adelyn singing "aaahs" to the tune of the ABC's while I brushed her teeth. This great idea comes from one of a kind, Tricia Eilers, MT-BC. She showed me the wonderful trick of singing "ahh" sounds to get a toddler to keep his or her mouth open while brushing teeth. I had been singing to her myself which worked sometimes but she still closed her mouth at times while listening.
In this video Adelyn is singing an "ah" sound to the tune of the ABCs and also singing an "ee" sound while putting her teeth together while she imitates me singing the solfege Do Mi Sol Mi Do and another vocal exercise (just for fun!) Be ware, I wobbled on the pitch a couple of times.
Worked really well for us. Just pick their favorite song and sing a few ahhs and ees. Thanks Tricia!