Best of friends

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - Family - N, 9

Good friends, good books and a sleepy con­science. This is the ideal life. – Mark Twain, writer

FRIENDS of­fer us a shoul­der to cry on when we are feel­ing down. Be­sides this, they pro­vide us with com­pan­ion­ship, and we can learn many things from our friends. For chil­dren, friends can help im­prove their social skills. They learn to com­mu­ni­cate with one an­other and learn the im­por­tance of co-op­er­a­tion.

Let’s read what our young read­ers have to say on the topic, My Best Friend.

Ni­cole Ong Hui Ting, nine, writes: “My best friend is my brother. He is eight years old. He is friendly and kind. He also plays toys with me. His favourite food is grilled chicken. I love him very much.”

“I have known my bff (best friend for­ever) since Year One. She is funny and smart. She teaches me when I have prob­lems with my home­work. She trav­els a lot and most of the time she brings me sou­venirs from the coun­tries she vis­ited. We nick­named her Harry Pot­ter be­cause of the shape of her spec­ta­cles,” writes Chang Zhi En, nine.

Amshavahini be­lieves good friends should stay loyal to each other. “Re­spect, en­cour­age and stand by your friends. These are im­por­tant el­e­ments in any friend­ship,” writes Amshavahini.

ITEM: Do you know much about the so­lar sys­tem com­pris­ing the sun, moon and plan­ets? Starchild in­vites read­ers to share a few in­ter­est­ing facts about the so­lar sys­tem. Don’t for­get to send us a colour­ful draw­ing, too.

All let­ters must carry your full name, age (open to chil­dren aged 12 and be­low only), gen­der, e-mail, phone num­ber and ad­dress. Please write your name behind the draw­ing and the topic, Facts About Space, on the en­ve­lope. All let­ters must reach us by July 14.

Send your let­ters to: Starchild, c/o Star2

Star Media Group Bhd

Me­nara Star, 15, Jalan 16/11

46350 Pe­tal­ing Jaya

Selangor

You can also e-mail your con­tri­bu­tions to star2@thes­tar.com.my. Please put “STARCHILD” in the subject line of your e-mail. Scanned draw­ings should be in jpeg for­mat, with a res­o­lu­tion of 200 dpi.

hang Zhi

Ni­cole Ong Hui Ting, 9

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