Swept away by waves of the Common Core current, we are consumed with helping young children absorb a plethora of grammar rules and foundational writing elements. We're so focused on the curriculum that I think sometimes it's easy to forget that some methods of communication are inherent. Some skills need not be taught, but instead should just be nurtured a bit. Children don't have to write an essay to get their point across; a Crayola-sketched heart will suffice. In these cases, I am reminded that a picture really is worth a thousand words... or maybe just three.