This has a laid-back feel. You can use it as a sit and sing with guitar and/or shakers. You can also use it as a substitution song. You can substitute names and activities (you might not want to cry when singing about the kids in the room). Perhaps something like, “Every time I think of Joseph, a smile comes to my face” or “Every time I think of Sammy, I wiggle around and say, ‘Yay!’”. You can ask the parents to help make suggestions about what they think about when they think of their child.
You can also grab some maracas and dance around the room.