Giggles All Around

I was greeted with excitement and hugs this evening as I set up for class at Robertson House. A brother and sister were returning with their mom and couldn’t wait to sing! Class was full of smiles and giggles all around, and there were a couple new moms that joined too. Drums were the instrument of the week, and everyone did an awesome job jamming out to Somebody’s Knockin’ At My Door.

Up Up Up and Down Down Down

Another fun class at Robertson House this evening! There were a couple new moms and a group of returning moms. I began class with Roly Poly, to review opposites, and had a little boy sitting front row centre as I led the song. He applauded me as I sang “up, up, up” and slapped the floor after “down, down, down”. I was glad there was such a strong Roly Poly enthusiast in the class! We then took a journey with The Fire Truck Song and The Wheels on the Bus. We ended up at Old McDonald’s farm and saw a bunch of animals there.

I did tambourines for the instrument of the week; the moms picked them up quickly and were rockin’ away for Down in the Valley. We ended class with the parachute and, as always, the children had a blast lying underneath the canopy of colours. Can’t wait to go back next week!

A Fun Beginning

We had a fun start to the winter session at Robertson House this evening. It was nice to hear moms exclaiming they were excited I was back, as I passed them in the hall. The class tonight was a mix of returning and new participants. Some of the songs we sang were: Roly Poly, Hands Together Hands Apart, Sticky Bubblegum, Bath Time and Sleeping Bunnies. The maracas were the instrument of the week, and everyone did an excellent job of shaking them.

Class was moved to the front part of the family planning center for this session and the door was kept open. This allowed moms to hear the program as they walked by – a great advertising tactic! A few got wooed in by our voices and they stayed for the whole class. Everyone had a lot of fun today and it was a strong start to 2015 at Robertson House. I’m looking forward to the rest of the session!