Children need friends.
Some say that parents and siblings are all children need until around age seven. In my experience, with my children -- I disagree.
Mom can’t play chase as long as another three-year-old. Brother doesn’t understand four-year-old humor. Friends fill that need for companionship and relationship that even the youngest child craves.
A friend will race you down the slide.
A friend will splash in the water with you.
A friend will play chase and tickle.
A friend will pretend to be a firefighter with you.
A friend will give you a you-sized hug.
Friends are special. Happy children have special friends.
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