Forming and developing relationships is an important part of kindergarten life. It is always a pleasure to observe the afternoon children taking risks as they become courageous in initiating conversations and playing alongside others. Fun, laughter and repetition helps to consolidate these developing these relationships. Coming down the slide James turned to his friend and said, "Gain!" Simple words like this encourages the game to continue. Teachers support this as they stand back observing and knowing when to step in. Te Whaariki (Early Childhood Curriculum) states that children develop strategies and skills for initiating, maintaining and enjoying a relationship with other children. (Contribution Goal 3).