There are degrees by which you can connect with children. If you have a chance to do some child-care for someone that is the best. Teach a kid to tie their shoe, read them a book, help them learn to whistle. there are all sorts of skills which adults have that children need. How about making a yoyo go?
The greatest thing to a kid is an adult who is having a good time being grown-up. This is the most important role you can play for smll children often, letting them know that it can be *fun* to be an adult.