I was just reflecting that the kids who get along well, or pair up together initially tend to speak a common language.
For instance, there have been two new children in the past few months, and those kids were speaking Indonesian to each other, and stuck to each other during class, and sitting beside each other during lunch.
The Cantonese speaking children too stuck to each other like glue, separating only on days where their normal set of friends are away, and then would they then find the other English speaking friends.
The bilingual children, say the chinese ones who spoke english from the start, but their own dialects at home, would be seen mixing with a variety of both the English speaking, and maybe sometimes another child who may know the same dialect.
Today during outdoor play, a younger child, Joyce, was having problems in accessing play with the other children, and kept coming back to dob on them. An older chinese girl, Allison went and helped her. When I asked her what happened, she just mentioned that perhaps the other child, a boy listens to her, and when I asked her why, she replied perhaps because she was much older than the boy.
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