I know, I know...the title is a little dramatic. But it's true!
Last week, after her Mom had lost consciousness due to a medical condition, 3 year-old Madelyn Eaves picked up her Mom's phone, dialed 911, and soon emergency dispatchers arrived to provide care.
How did she know to call 911? Her Mom, aware of her own medical condition, had taught Madelyn a simple song to remember in case something like this ever happened. The lyrics to the song? "911 green, 911 green." (Green being the color of the "Send" button on most U.S. cell phones). When Mom collapsed, Madelyn called 911 and was able to give enough information to guide help to her house.
Is there some really important information you need your kids to know? Put it in a song! Make a song with just the digits to your phone number. Or a song for your address. Nothing will help a young child remember better than a catchy, simple song.