Music workshops, storytelling, theater, games, and agriculture; Kids Club is back in full swing after national vacations in Costa Rica! We were lucky to start off with two guests in the Kids Club, Fernando, a leader of culture and arts in San Jose; and Santiago, a local music teacher in Puerto Viejo.
Kids Club started off with a bunch of new silly games, icebreakers, storytelling, and dance with much thanks to Fernando. Many times the Kids Club needs a new face, with different energy to revamp the club, and Fernando did exactly that! I have never seen them pay attention so quickly with someone new, but they were all locked in and interested in what our guest had to offer. Fernando has an amazing way with kids and we hope he will return soon!
Santiago came in for a quick music lesson using drums and other percussion instruments in which the kids learned how to use and create different rythms when playing music. Along with the rythms and music, Santiago came up with some silly songs and dances to go along with the music, which the group had an absolute blast with. I always love when we are able to do a music workshop and watch the kids connect with the music and find their own creativity, music can be magical like that, moving the young and old alike.
We are hoping to be able to continue to incorporate more music and cultural arts each week to help them grow, learn and most importantly- have fun!