Group teachers are familiar with the birthdate of each child. We will ask parents to prepare birthday cakes or snacks to share with group children, at the same time we might invite the parents to attend the celebration, to cut and hand out birthday cake. We sing birthday songs together in the group. Each group has their very special birthday traditions, like making a crown for the child with the age-number on it, preparing a birthday hat, holding a “good wishes” circle during which all classmates take turns holding a candle and saying their wishes for the birthday boy or girl. He or she then blows out the candle so that the wishes will come true. Some groups give a birthday drawing made by the other classmates to the child, or lift the birthday child up into the air as many times as the years of his/her age, while singing a song (German tradition). All birthday children receive an Eduwings Gift. Often the birthday child naturally gets special rights on that special day, like choosing the activities or a favorite game to play.