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15 Reasons to finger paint with your toddler

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    Kids can learn informally about mixing and exploring colours.

 

    Sensory integration is promoted.

 

    All the senses are involved: seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, and (if you use edible paint) tasting!

 

    Finger painting strengthens the finger and hand muscles, thereby improving fine motor development .

 

    The development of hand-eye coordination is supported.

 

    If you place the paper on the floor, large muscle control and balance could be improved.

 

    Finger painting is easier for little fingers that are not yet ready to manipulate a brush with skill.

 

    This is a non-prescriptive way of promoting children’s self-expression.

 

    There is a focus on the process, not on the end result or the finished product.

 

    Finger painting is therapeutic – children can express their feelings visually without using words.

 

    It stimulates creativity and imagination.

 

    Finger painting is an excellent way of creating shared art work with a group of kids working together.

 

    The finished art work and the process are stimulation points for discussion on the creative process, the colours, the themes, the design etc , thus language development is promoted.

 

    Kids learn that they can manipulate and be in control of their surroundings.

 

    It is MESSY, which also means it is FUN!
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