These new interactions are so vital to all children. It takes time to learn the many idiosyncrasies of one another and how to read one another's body language. They are social scientists! They will try out on one another all the tools they carry in their human dna: kindness, pleasing, cuddling, but also the negative ones too: bragging, grabbing, crying, just being louder...and that's okay! This is the time to learn these things, and there is no other way to do it than to be given time, space and patience. And it is so sweet when they begin to realize that they ARE making connections with one another, their friends DO love them.
The apples are ripe, the apples are red
They hang so high above my head,
Leave them alone til' windy weather,
Whoooosh! They'll all come tumbling down together
For the golden corn and the apples on the tree
For the golden butter and the honey from the bee
For fruits and nuts and berries we gather on our way
We thank you for the food we eat, we thank you everyday.
Blessings on our food, our families, and our friends!