It was a magnificent class at Birkdale today with lots of happy energy in the air. The kids, parents, staff and I were very glad to see each other again after having Family Day off last week. Familiar songs helped some parents who are usually quiet and more reserved, as they were singing loudly and doing the actions with excitement. This felt like some major progress being made, and was mirrored among the child participants who were also singing, following along, doing the actions and seemingly gaining a better sense of themselves overall, both socially and musically. The entire group continues to grow and has come a long way. The instrument of the week was the musical spoons, with which we sang This Old Man.