Coming off of last week’s surprisingly low attendance (even the staff were surprised), today felt like a triumph. There were lots of kids who were excited to sing and were clapping along from the get-go. Though there weren’t as many parents as I had hoped, the staff were very engaged with the kids and helped keep them focused. It’s clear that the staff at Birkdale really care about the kids and the program, and they said they’d make an effort to get more parents out next week. Things started getting a bit hectic when it came time to get the kids standing in a circle, but it was good practice because they sat back down in a circle without much fuss. We passed around all the instruments in the bag as I introduced them, and everyone sang along to their ABCs. I’m very excited about this group!