How do you get kids who don’t speak a common language to become friends?
How do you draw out shy children who are nervous about not being understood?
How do you teach acceptance and kindness when there is such a broad cultural gap?
If there is one language all children understand it is this: sugar and beating each other with balloons.
A little birthday cake to get the sugar flowing in their veins.
Some balloons and markers for decorating brings out the smiles in the shyest of girls.
And, like every play group I’ve been to in the States, the moms were pleased to let the kids whack each other around in order to have a cup of tea in peace.