The Kindergarten class from our Little Sprouts Andover school somehow made a lovely, sunny, summer morning even brighter when they arrived at the Edgewood Retirement Community in North Andover, MA to put on a concert for the local residents. Executive Director Kate Canella proudly watched from the back of the room as the children provided lovely renditions to multiple songs, each met with an enthusiastic round of applause from those in attendance.
“I worked as a music teacher in a local school years ago, and it was my absolute favorite position,” one resident in attendance stated. “It brought me so much joy, and to hear these children singing today has been such a delight.”
Led expertly by our music teacher, Miss Danielle, our proud choir treated the attendees to renditions of “You Are My Sunshine”, “I’ve Been Workin’ On the Railroad”, “She’ll Be Comin’ Around the Mountain”, and many more, including “Skinamarinky-dinky-dink”. Building up quite a rapport with their audience, the children often added additional verses to the songs, just to keep the fun going.
“Music is a charming way of connecting our wisest and newest generations,” said Brenda Ghorashi of the Edgewood Retirement Community. “Seniors and children together form fun and meaningful relationships. Both groups have so much to teach and learn from each other. This program was just magical.”
Like any true down-to-earth performer, the children made the rounds of the auditorium after the performance, shaking the hands of all those in attendance. Smiles were abound as the kindergartners received well-deserved praise from the residents.
All too soon, the morning came to an end, and it was time to return to the classroom for more learning and discovery. Another show will hopefully soon follow, however; asked if they would return again for another performance, the children returned with a loud, resounding “YES!”