Music week was our first summer camp at AKL and it was certainly exciting! Music is a perfect theme considering how important it is for children’s development and their ability to let loose and enjoy some tunes! Music is known to help children with gross motor skills by dancing, moving, and keeping a beat! It also teaches children self-control and restraint when learning a song because they must understand beat and rythum. It allows them to start and stop repeatedly. The children loved to learn about the different types and genera of music! This created inquisitiveness and keep them engaged as we played music they never heard of, such as classical, rock, country, and even music in different languages. Lastly, music is known for its ability to remove stress and change your mood! We loved to share this experience with our kids and teach them if they are ever feeling sad or upset to get up and dance it off because life it too short to stay in a bad mood! This really got them excited to learn!
Making musical instruments and practicing routines consumed the week for the talent show on Friday. Marching bands filled the halls with PreK singing “sing a song of six pens” while the toddlers danced it out and played background music with their tambourines.
Of course, the School age children were taking this week very seriously! They thought about their talents with great enthusiasm and grit! It was certainly not a game for them! Finally, the day was here and the whole school joined together to celebrate and support each other during the talent show. The babies watched with curiosity and even danced along to the infamous baby shark song! The two-year-old children were excited to be in the spotlight when they took the stage to dance and smile at the older children. The three-year-old children paired up and serenaded us with a beautiful version of twinkle twinkle little star! PreK took the stage with a full-on rock concert and played hard to we will rock you with their paper guitars. Finally, school age closed the show with hula hooping and an amazing dance! We had it all; magic tricks, singing, dancing, comedy and even the thriller dance performed by one of our school age children! The kids sure think of everything! As we all know preforming in front of your peers is no easy task, but these kids took it on like champions! From infants to school age children we gave them 10 stars across the board!
After the show we all enjoyed cake on the playground to celebrate what brings us all together, our amazing school, A KIDS LIFE! The children were so grateful and excited to take pride and recognize their school in its one-year anniversary celebration!