"Swing Your Wing" is a song written by Sue-Sue, a Massachusetts licensed family daycare provider of 17 years to help teach children this simple, but very effective way to prevent the spread of illness and disease. Coughing and sneezing into the air or onto your hands spreads germs quickly through saliva and nasal discharge.
In a perfect world every child and adult would have a tissue in hand to cough or sneeze into, but realistically that rarely happens. This song teaches you how to swing your wing (arm) across your nose and mouth, then cough or sneeze into your sleeve. If you press your nose and mouth up tightly against your sleeve, you can contain your coughs and sneezes in the nose and mouth until you can get a tissue or handkerchief.
Once you teach children this easy tune and technique, you simply remind them to "Swing Your Wing" when they cough or sneeze into the air or onto their hands. Soon enough it becomes their habit to do so.
I hope you find this song as useful as I have in teaching children how to protect themselves and others from the spread of illness and disease.