Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Artful Lil' Hands - Music, Story & Art

What a wonderfully fun playgroup we have had today...as we've a newly added segment - music.

The kids and the mommies all had a lot of fun...and I am a lot less flustered as Tim behaved quite ok today... unlike last week...when he was totally berserk due to his inability to understand the word "Share". Anyways, that's another story which I intend to blog about later...

We started the kids with some warm up activities by playing puzzles and board games... and I took the opportunity to take some pictures of the kids that attended Artful Lil' Hands today. They are Jireh (Jenny's boy), Jireh (Shirley's boy), Samuel (Ai Lei's boy), Hurley (Yvonne's little princess), Valerie (Audrey's little princess), Caitlin (Adeline's little princess), Heng Yi (Paw Chuen's little princess), Layla (Evelyn's little princess) & Timothy.
The kids had a great time when Mommy Evelyn led the music segment. The children were given some percussion instruments - bells and shakers and they were busy shaking and making music with them... We sang the Eensy Weensy Spider and along with that we used the music instruments... it was pure enjoyment... that Jireh (Jenny's boy) can't stop singing the song after the segment was ended... so cute...Afterwhich, the kids had an opportunity to play with various REAL music instruments, there were tambourine, xylophone, maracas, drum... and all of the children were so busy making music... *smile*Mommy Adeline took on the story reading today... it was Eric Carle's "Head To Toe" that we read... and the kids play along with the actions as the book was being read...
What's Artful Lil' Hands without art right? heh heh... we did a tissue paper collage on paper plates... Tim simply love the feel and touch of the glue that he poured the entire cup of glue onto his paper plate *faint* while the rest of the kids were busy brushing on the glue and pasting the tissue paper with the help of their mommies... :)
And... as usual... we end off with something sweet... today, Mommy Jenny, contributed cream puffs and apple pies... while I prepared Oreo cheesecake for everybody... ;)
Am very happy that the kids all had fun... and some of the children didn't even want to leave...*grin*... then again, all good things must come to an end...so till next week... enjoy the rest of the week all Mommies and Kiddos!

5 comments:

Rachel said...

Hi MamaBliss,

It's my first time at your blog. Thumbs up for having playgroups regularly. Are you one of not so common parents out there that plan to homeschool their kids in Spore?

Rach

Joyce Long said...

Wow Pauline..it is a pity that Cherrlyn has give it a miss...will join you guys again..probably next month as we are quite busy this month..need time to adjust..

Yee Mun said...

Pauline,
You're really doing a good job with the playgroup!
Too bad Sophie's teething is so tough... she keeps having on and off fever :(
Really hope to join you guys again soon!

Mama Bliss said...

Hi Rachel, thanks dear for your compliment... homeschooling my kids have cross my mind but it'll probably only be during the pre-school years... as my hubby is not too keen with the idea of homeschooling in primary school level...

Mama Bliss said...

Hi Joyce & Yee Mun, thanks dearies for your encouragement... will definitely hope to see you and your little princesses soon... :)