|Learning in the Backyard|
The Sing and Learn program started off with the
usual introduction around the circle. After the introductions, then the facilitator started singing all of Ayaan's favorite songs. The slippery fish, Wheels on the bus, Five little monkeys, Zoom zoom, zoom, Old Mc Donald, ABC song, Head, shoulders, knees and toes and Row, row row your boat. The new songs that she introduced were Mother, Father and Uncle John, A sailor went to sea, sea, sea and Shoo Fly don't bother me. I say new because I have only read these songs in the song books. I never heard these songs being sung before. Neither as a child nor as a Mommy relearning her songs and rhymes. Changing the tune of the classic ABC song was a novel idea to make children come up with the right tune. So, I learned 3 new songs and one new trick. It was a Sing and Learn session for Mommy too.
|A sailor went to sea, to see some orange nail paint|
We actually went to the library for the Summer Reading Club. Aaliyah has been writing the titles of her books that she read in her booklet. She insists on writing in it all by herself. Her writing needs to be a little more proportionate and neat. But, I'm sure she will get there. Ms. V gave Ayaan and Aaliyah their stickers for the reading booklet. The stickers lit up their faces instantly. Oh what joy the little things in life bring!
I had scheduled the library visit around the same time as the Sing and Learn Drop-in so I could kill two birds with one stone. We borrowed some new books to read and also had some fun learning songs. I'm so glad we went. I hear the kids singing songs from the session while they are out riding their bikes. Their new favorite is the "Shoo fly don't bother me" and a "Sailor went to sea, sea, sea." It is just a happy feeling to know that the kids had fun and learned something new.