Introducing: the Gong!

Second week of classes was even better than the first. We had a couple of new faces and a couple returned from the previous week. I started the class out by reviewing some key songs we had learned the week before. One of the babies LOVED “The Tickle Song” so I did a few more songs about tickling, like “Tickling Turtles”. We also jammed to “Hot, Hot, Hot!” as we’re in the middle of a heat wave in Toronto.

The best part of this class was the Instrument of the week where I introduced the Chinese gong. All of the babies loved it and couldn’t wait for their turn to bang on it! Many were able to do it on their own, without the help of their mom or another grown-up, so this was very exciting.

Most of the children in this class are babies, but there was one older child and she wanted to try my guitar so after class I let her strum while I played the chords and we sang our ABCs together. All in all, it was a fun day!