You might have just managed to get the last “Baby Shark” track out of your head, but there’s a new one: Baby Shark is launching a new song about handwashing.
Baby Shark – that character every child seems to know – has stepped up its fight against the coronavirus pandemic in the best way he knows how.
Sharks and the people of Pinkfong! Kids’ Songs and Stories has released a stylish new take on the classic Baby Shark song you know and love, but want to be erased from your memory. And this time it’s about washing your hands to help fight COVID-19.
Baby Shark’s original song, which has actually been in people’s consciousness since 2007, was most popularized by Pinkfong, a South Korean education brand in 2016.
And the recent render was uploaded to YouTube, where it has already garnered over three million views.
The lyrics are simple, but the point raised is important. During the song, you will be reminded to wash your hands.
Omitting the repeated verses, the song says:
- “Wash your hands, doo doo doo doo doo doo (x3)
- Prenez du savon, doo doo doo doo doo doo (x3)
- Frottez vos mains, doo doo doo doo doo doo (x3)
- Rinse your hands, doo doo doo doo doo doo (x3)
- Dry your hands, doo doo doo doo doo doo (x3) »
Other parts of the song advise you to cover your sneeze (doo doo doo doo doo) and cough into your elbow (doo doo doo doo doo doo), both of which make perfect sense. These hygiene tips can do wonders in stopping the spread of the virus.
The last frame of the video invites viewers to “stay healthy” and “join the #BabySharkHandWashChallenge”.
With just one listen, your kids will be singing this nonstop, and soon you will hate this song.
But that’s a good thing because the video does a great job of showing you the correct way to wash your hands.
You can also sing along to the song while you soak in the water to make sure you wash your hands for the appropriate amount of time.
There is also the challenge of dancing, which can actually cheerfully encourage your little ones to “stay healthy”.
We know it’s pretty horrible that you can’t get “Baby Shark” out of your head, but now that the classic character has a lesson to teach, we just need to embrace him.