Crayon Love

Children at young ages find a box of crayons to be inviting. Is it the contrast between the bright and dark colors as they sit in the box, waiting to be poured out onto the floor? Is it the need to find a way to express themselves in artistic and abstract ways? Whatever the reason, children pick up their colors and make purple suns, green clouds, and blue people. As a parent, you proudly display it on the refrigerator and tell them how beautiful their work is. The child feels a sense of love from seeing their art on the door. The children do not see the boundaries that we as adults see, we know that the sun is some hue of yellow. They keep coloring the same purple sun! Eventually, as they age, you tell them the sun should be yellow. The child makes a new picture with a yellow sun, and once again you hang it on the

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