Everybody, it seems. That is the best part of being a baby. It is all about love and snuggles. Everything is new and there is so much hope--even on the dreariest days of winter, where you spend most of your time inside with very little light.
Our room feels even cozier this month, as all of our newest and littlest friends start to settle in and spend most of their days going in and out of the eat, sleep, and diaper cycle. The "waddlers" of the room like to check on the tinier ones, popping binkies back into baby's mouths, or handing out books and toys for them to explore.
We've added books on friendship to our library. I really enjoy the series of classical literature redone as children's board books. My favorite is the Huckleberry Finn board book, which is an almost a meditative recapturing of the story, full of pulled quotes about the more mundane parts of a typical day, written so poetically.
We had fun making felt dress up dolls for our classroom, which are meant to be representations of us and the children, as we are all growing to be great friends.
Our ongoing project is our friendship flag, comprised of the children's handprints on paper and fabric, sewn together. Our intention is to one day hang it in their 3-year-old classroom, as a reminder that we are all old friends.