This a picture that was created by my son when he was four and I was pregnant with his little sister, Olivia. He told me that the blue spot was the baby and the red and orange was my tummy. It was special to me because of the subject, but also because he created for me.
Tyler attended a NAEYC certified preschool from the time he was 3 until he started Kindergarten. When he first started, I imagined my refrigerator filling up with his artwork. Weeks went by and he didn't bring anything home. Finally we met with the teacher and I asked her why Tyler wasn't bringing any artwork home. She explained to me that the program was child-centered and the children could choose the centers in which they wanted to work. She said Tyler was much more interested in the science center and rarely visited the art center. Occasionally the class would have a directed art activity that he would bring home. This piece will always be special to me because it was one of the few that Tyler chose to create on his own.
BTW, Olivia LOVES art and brings home lots and lots of it. My refrigerator is always full!