Perhaps you might wonder why we let Lele continue for such a long time? Well, simply because he enjoyed lessons. He loved lessons so much that he would burst out crying once Shauna announced the end of lessons, consequetively for 3 lessons. And we do see that he actually learned something from lessons despite being the most active boy throughout.
Some of the things he learnt was:
*Returning the toys: Even if he had lotsa fun playing, he would return the toys each time without fail. Hoarding toys he liked and keeping them to himself somehow never occurred to him...
*Stop and go: He was able to follow the music cue to move and stop.
*Loud and soft: During this activity, Lele wasn't paying attention. But when we tried the activity at home, he could beat the drum loudly and softly without our guidance.
*Following routines: Maybe it was because Lele has been with Kindermusik for so long, that he understands the cues for most routine activities. Here's an anecdote:At the end of lesson, Shauna (the teacher) will sing the goodbye song while bringing a dollie around to give each child a personalised hug and kiss. At the end of one particular lesson, Shauna had barely started singing before Lele ran to the dollie and gave it a hug, before dragging it to his classmate to hug.
From left: Shauna, Lele and mama
Here's the picture of dollie. A total of 3 boys (including Lele) are mesmerised by her. One boy even attempted to grab her by the hair and hoard her to himself... rendering the adults in stitches.