African fun!

After a week away from the Birkdale kids, I was excited to get back and share more musical moments with them. This time I brought my tongue drum from Africa. I demonstrated how each and every note sounds wonderful together, and then had the kids play duets (two kids at a time striking the tongue drum with their mallets) to practice sharing and cooperation. Each pair of kids ended up working really well together. I had all of the caregivers and children clap for each duet pair, and I think it really made each child feel proud of their contribution! I taught them an African song called Funga Alafia, which is a call and response song. Everyone got really into the song, to the point where a dad hopped up and started dancing, which inspired three more moms to get up and dance. That was the best part of the class! african-tongue-drums