Everyone was in the spirit of the holidays and Barbara had baked delicious cookies to share. The instrument of the week that I showed was the caxixi and the moms and volunteers were naturals. They picked it up straight away which I was very impressed with. We did a special Jingle Bells activity with body bells on the kids to get into the spirit of the holiday season. One of the babies was very fond of the body bell and shook vigorously throughout the entire song with a giant smile on her face!
I had a wonderful group of moms, toddlers and babies today. They were very enthusiastic and participated with gusto! It was so nice to receive a warm welcome back after I had been sick and had been away the previous 2 weeks. There was a new mom and baby that had come the previous week when Josh filled in for me. It was nice to see some new faces and old returning faces. They were very interested in the Tibetan Singing Bowls that I brought for the Instrument of the Week and once again they proved to be VERY keen on the parachute. The babies and the one toddler went wild at parachute time – giggling, laughing and screaming with delight. Another big hit was “Hands Together, Hands Apart” as one toddler was able to do all of the actions and the moms got a big kick out of watching him perform!