Cooking is one of the favorite activities for small groups that come to Casa Noua. In addition to tasting new foods and learning some new English words, the children also learn about cooperation and teamwork. This week one group put into practice what they have been experiencing in the kitchen. They automatically began to take turns while preparing the tortilla roll-ups, which would be our snack for the day. We didn't say a word, they just did it. This may not seem like anything spectacular, but for children who live in the institutions this is monumental. Sharing and taking turns does not come naturally, because in their world it is the survival of the fittest. We are so happy to have the chance to teach alternative ways to interact.