In early childhood education, it is very likely that the first painting activity kids have is finger painting. Though it involves simply putting paint into some containers for small fingers to paint with, there are many reasons why finger painting is important for learning and child development.
Children go through different developmental milestones. Young children are still developing important motor skills and finger painting may just help them. Below we take a look at the numerous benefits of finger painting for kids. Finger painting is an easier activity for small fingers, which are not yet prepared to handle a paint brush. The kids have a sensory experience of studying paints, prints and textures.This activity is beneficial to motor development. By finger painting, the fingers and hand muscles develop to prepare for writing skills.
- Children learn how to recognize colors and the art of combining and exploring colors.
- Kids get to master hand-eye coordination.
- Finger painting allows small children to experiment and explore paint.
- When the children finger paint on a paper that is placed on the floor, there is an improvement of large muscles control and balance.
- There is more concentration on the process, rather than on the end result.
- This activity enhances creativity, imagination, and self-expression.
- Kids get to develop their language when there is the talk of the creativity process, what they’re painting and the colors used.
- It is an opportunity for children to learn that they can change and control their environment.
- Being a messy activity makes it fun.
1 x Craft E Washable Finger Paint 500ml