Most of us have common sense and would not leave a candle burning around a young child. Sadly, I still hear stories from time to time of young children who are burned when near an open flame.
There is something about watching flames that is so interesting. I love just staring into our fireplace, watching the flickering flames. It can be very peaceful and relaxing.
I think children are often drawn to natural elements like fire and water. That’s why I love those dollar store battery operated candles! Have you ever seen them? We have a class set at the preschool and it is so fun to tell stories or songs with lights out and children holding candles! Or sometimes I put them on the table at snack or lunch time for a little restaurant like ambiance. Or we build forts and they bring the battery candles inside the dark enclosure. Fun!!
Little people appreciate beauty too 🙂