My 5-year old apparently understands the circle of life as it applies to humans, plants, and animals. And not only understands it, but explains it perfectly to his target audience…..
Tiny Bear: Mommy, the trees are awake??
*Mommy thinking about a proper reply*
Baby Bear: Yes, Tiny Bear. Trees are awake. It’s just that they can’t do anything but grow and die. They can’t cry or go to time out like us.