"The heart of a child is not too shallow, nor the heart of an adult too sophisticated, to be beyond the reach of a well-chosen and well-placed work of art!"
Conversely, there are those who have said to me, “Oh, I would love this for my [child, grandchild, niece, nephew, friend’s child] but they are really too young just yet.” This perspective astounds me for two reasons. First, children are never too young for us to begin shaping their tastes for excellence. Personally, I like to avoid what I call "baby pop culture," with movie-themed bedrooms. I want my children to grow up with a broad appreciation for Van Gogh, Dr. Seuss, Classical music, folk music, and beautifully illustrated fairy tales (in which Cinderella may be a blond or a brunette, the little mermaid actually watches the prince marry someone else because she can't tell him who she is, and Beauty, not "Belle," is the heroine in the classic old tale, Beauty and the Beast.) Second, children are so impressionable and deep, that the images we see in early childhood have the power to affect us for years to come. Who can measure the potential power of a picture? Why not start by creating an environment of beauty, hope, and love in the nursery?