"...aesthetics are a quality as of play, describing it as a meaning-making process, capable of generating both cognitive and affective engagement - important components of the aesthetic dimension."
- L. Vygotsky in Wright, 2003 p. 213.
Wright, S. (2003). The arts, young children and learning. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.
And isn't this one of the most powerful reasons we love education - using beauty as a way of making meaning with children, so as to help them become as deeply engaged in the world as we can.