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I'm a Little Teapot

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I'm a little teapot, short and stout
Here is my handle
(one hand on hip), here is my spout (other arm out straight)
When I get all steamed up, hear me shout
Just tip me over and pour me out
(As song ends, lean over and tip arm out like a spout.)

I'm a clever teapot, yes it's true
Here's an example of what I can do
I can change my handle to my spout
(Switch arm positions and repeat tipping motion.)
Just tip me over and pour me out.

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For parents
Children under age 5 are particularly vulnerable to lead because their body, brain, and metabolism are still developing. Find out how to reduce lead exposures in your home and community in this NIEHS fact sheet.
For kids
Tea time is fun! But just in case your teapot and cups contain a dangerous chemical called lead, ask your parents to make sure that your toys are lead-free before you play with them. Learn what to watch for and about research on lead.
For teachers
Lead in paint has been outlawed since the 1970s, but some older buildings may still contain lead paint. In one study, researchers estimated that every $1 in lead paint control results in a return of from $17 to $221—a huge return on investment, even at the low end of the range.
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