Fall 2011 - Brian at Birkdale

September 28, 2011

Wow!!  What a start.  There were over 25 mothers, children and babies singing, clapping and dancing.  Songs partied to included "Sticky Bubblegum", "I Shut the Door", "Wheels on the Bus", "If You're Happy and You Know It", and "Jamaica Farewell".  The jam session and parachute were particular favourites, both producing lots of happy noise.  I was sorry to tell a couple of thankful parents that I wouldn't be back for two weeks.  Looking forward to when the party continues.

October 12, 2011

The second week got off to a great start with requests for "Sticky Bubblegum" and "The Wheels on the Bus" as soon as the "Hello" song was over.  And we had quite a group again with 22 mothers and children in attendance, singing, clapping and even a couple kids dancing.  Other numbers sung included "I Shut the Door", "BINGO", "Alice the Camel" and "Three Little Birds".  I was also asked if I had brought my blanket - the parachute.  And to prove that music is the international language, one smiling mother watching her child dance informed me that her daughter only knew a few words of English.

October 19, 2011

Another fun, and well-attended day at Birkdale.  20 children and 7 adults laughed, clapped and sang through the morning session to songs such as "What Are You Wearing?", "Little Green Frog", "Johnny Works with One Hammer", and "Sleeping Bunnies".  8 of the children and 2 adults were new.  And 10 children and 4 of the adults have been there for all three sessions.  The gonkogui fascinated them, and of course, the parachute was a hit once again.