Sing Along and Teach Through Song
Bumps, bruises, falls, and "boo-boos" are all normal parts of growing up. However, for children with hemophilia, they also provide opportunities to teach your young child about hemophilia care in a way that they can remember and share with others.
Carri Nease, the mother of five-year-old fraternal twin boys with severe hemophilia A, wrote and sang "My First Factor Song" to her sons to help soothe them during infusions, and to help them learn what they should do when they have a bleed. Now "My First Factor Song" is available as a free download. Play the song, sing along with your child when he gets a bruise or any other time you like, and soon he'll be singing with you!
"My husband Shawn and I feel songs are a great way to teach kids. They especially pick up on the parts that are repeated," Carri says. "This song and melody helped Tyin and Connor learn that if they get a bump or bruise, they should tell an adult they need ice, and maybe factor. When they are at school they'll know how to ask a teacher or nurse for help."
My First Factor Song
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More resources from the "My First Factor Series" are available from LA Kelley Communications
Carri Nease and her husband Shawn are the parents of five-year-old fraternal twin sons, Tyin and Connor, with severe hemophilia A and inhibitors. When the twins were three years old, Carri was inspired to write "My First Factor Song" to help the twins cope with the challenges of frequent infusions.
VOCALIST: Frankie Weeks
PRODUCED AND RECORDED BY: EJ Ouellette at Whole Music