Wednesday, February 12, 2014

M Is For Music--Part 1

This morning was Amelia's first music class and I think it's safe to say it was a success! She was a little shy and nervous when we first arrived but she warmed up once all the kids started running around and playing. When we first arrived, there were different instruments and hula hoops spread all over the floor. We sat beside a tribal looking drum and that was just what Amelia needed to warm up and to get engaged with the other kids.
Once all the kids arrived, we started singing songs and playing different instruments. We played with cymbals, maracas, drums and sticks throughout the morning and with different songs.
I loved being able to watch her do the hand motions and utter some words during songs that she already knew (Jesus Loves Me, If You're Happy & You Know It, This Little Light of Mine).
In between some of the songs, we would do a fun dancing activity where the kids got to get up and move around a little bit. There was a lot of fun activities but Amelia's favorite was the parachute. She was nervous at first but when she realized I was right behind her, she didn't hesitate to go and hold on to the handle by the blue section. The second the music came on and the parachute started going up and down, the smiles on my girl's face were priceless. She was so excited, so proud and she was having a blast.
At the end of class, everyone passed out their Valentine cards and candies to the other classmates. Amelia was so excited to give her goldfish crackers out (we made printouts for the packages that said You're a catch, You're of-fish-ally mine, Out of all the fish in the sea, I choose you) and she was so excited to go through all of her goodies.
We left our first music class with huge smiles and excitement to return to the next 3 sessions. We were singing in the car some of the fun songs and I loved watching her try some of the hand motions. I love time like this with my girl...she's got an amazing little personality and some smooth dance moves!

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