Apologies for the delays in posts and the fact that they are not in order. We are back to the schedule of daily life and free time to blog is limited. Posts will come as time allows.
We got the privilege to participate in a conference organized by the Association of Parents of Children with Down Syndrome. The conference was titled "How To Develop the Hidden Potential of Children with Down Syndrome". The motto for the conference was "One Extra Chromosome Unites Us".
While the other presenters were presenting. We spent time doing music and interactive activities with the children with Down Syndrome that had come with their parents to the conference. The children enjoyed their time. As usual, the favorites included the guitar, big gathering drum and the parachutes. One of the children, who has some Autistic tendencies in addition to Down Syndrome, when first introduced to the drum would only play it by taking other people's hands but by the end of the time he was initiating playing completely on his own. There were many children highly responsive to the music and displayed great cause and effect and sense of rhythm.