Friends: Old, New, and Kind of Oldish-Newish

A year is a long time in a child's life. Children need the support of the adults in their lives to help ease them back into familiar routines—and into friendships that have been restricted over the past year.

Explain to children: You may have been waiting a while to be able to play with all your friends again. Maybe you’ve changed a little. Maybe your friends have changed a little, too. Maybe you’ll make some brand-new friends!