A Note to Readers
What does it mean to be friends with someone? Bree
thinks it’s fun to dig in the dirt, especially when she
finds worms. Johanna likes digging for worms too.
The girls discover they share the same interest and
begin to become friends. Children have a variety of
interests, and often several children enjoy the same
things. Their friendships grow out of interests they
share. Young children need time to explore their interests
and to decide for themselves who is a friend and who
is not. You can help by letting children take the lead.
Acknowledge that children have different styles and
temperaments, which may mean that a child has a lot
of friends, just one friend, or no friends. Regardless,
you can help all children learn how to positively
interact with peers and to expect a positive outcome
from their interactions.
We hope Bree Finds a Friend helps children understand
that common interests are one of the things that
bring people together. It’s fun to do things you like,
especially with a friend.