"Embrace the power of blank paper and crayons! These are some of the most significant, essential tools to satisfy the desire to communicate messages through writing. Placing these throughout the learning environment allows children to freely express their thoughts on paper and share with others. This is how the writing process begins, connecting children's worlds and allowing them to share what is meaningful to them." ~ Stacy Benge, The Whole Child Alphabet: How Young Children Actually Develop Literacy published by Exchange Press.