Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Why is finger painting important for toddlers ?




Benefits of Finger Painting for Toddlers


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I love to paint and explore different mediums of colour. I have used water colour, fabric colour , poster colour and oil paints on canvas. It makes my mood soar and fly. Painting gives expression to my thoughts.

I want my son to learn painting too.I started doing a lot of painting activities with T when he was a baby. Finger painting is our favourite activity.

Young children love messy play. This gives them  opportunity to use their hands and finger freely to create whatever they want. There are a lot of sensory experiences going on during this time which are very important for your little one to experience.

You do not have to create a big fancy painting set up for your child. All you need is a sheet of paper and some paints. These days the paints which are available in the market are also non toxic. even if they put their fingers in their mouth, it won't harm them


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Benefits of Finger Painting :
  1. It is easy for little babies to to paint with their fingers as their fingers are not yet ready to hold the brush.
  2. The child learns to express his feelings on paper.
  3. It stimulates your child's senses ( touch, feel ,see , taste - edible colours )
  4. It helps in child's intellectual development.While painting, a child uses a variety of colours, so it is helpful in colour recognition. It is pure joy to see when they mix two colours to form a third colour. It is like magic for a child.
  5. One of the most essential benefit of finger painting is that it promotes hand eye co-ordination and control.
  6. It helps to create spatial awareness and muscle control, if the painting is done on the floor.
  7. It promotes social skills, like sharing pots ,working together as team.
  8. Develops communication skill when finger painting is done a s a group activity.
  9. Studies have shown that it is a relaxing, therapeutic way to express feelings.
  10. It is MESSY, which means it is a lot of FUN too.
  11. It improves their fine motor skills, strengthens fingers and hand muscles.
Must read ,how to get toddlers to do painting to get some some wonderful tips 

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26 comments:

  1. Absolutely agree to these benefits dear in addition I even feel it's a great way to start teaching Shapes , alphabet, numbers. We love how different mediums feel like paints, crayons, pencils, it teaches adaptability . Lot of finger exercise helps my little one to build up strength for future writing practice 😁 #damurureads #myfriendalexa damurucreations.com

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  2. Wow..that's a wonderful post. You have laid it out so clearly in your post and definitely there's a lot of development and growth happening for the child with every activity that a child does. You mentioned it right that children love to express themselves and play around with their hands/ fingers and finger painting gives them that medium.

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  3. You reminded me of those messy days...but I must admit there's no learning without the mess. We should definitely encourage finger painting for toddlers.

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  4. I love these messy colorful days and my little one loves the finger painting.

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  5. I liked this concept. So often we worry about how messy things can get...

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  6. I remembered my days as a teacher. Finger painting is fun and learning at the same time.

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  7. Messy plays are fun and beneficial Finger painting is really helpful in overall development.

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  8. So so true! Finger painting is great for any age.

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  9. Yeah, fingerprinting develops kinesthetic skills. Should be introduced to kids at a young age.

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  10. I was looking for activities to indulge my toddler and finger painting looks promising.

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  11. Wow that's really a kool post, I am going to do this finger painting with my son. I am sure he will learn & enjoy a lot with this activities.
    Nice post

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  12. I never knew about these detailed benefits. I love messy play too :) will keep this in mind when we have a kid :)
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  13. That's really true fingerprinting is one of the best starting way to introduce them to colours and reading. My daughter often love to do fingerprinting.

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  14. Fingerpainting is a great way for kids to learn about textures. They love to explore the world with their fingers! Great post!

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  15. It's great to know that having fun is actually beneficial!

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  16. Fingerpainting and anything involving colours is always a fun time for kids.

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  17. #journeysays Indeed such activities play a great role in the development of kids. It is a stress buster for kids and adults too.

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  18. I didn't know that something as simple as finger painting could have such amazing benefits. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Manisha - I have always enjoyed painting and would love my little one enjoys it to. Have a question on the non- toxic patients it's really safe right considering their age? Because they will mess up and I am concerned about it.

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  20. Finger printing is a big hit at my place. My little one enjoys it. It definitely introduces them to many basic skills along with having fun with colors.

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  21. Every parent should support what their kids used to love. This way they feel freedom of exploring and learn many things in life.

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  22. We love finger painting. It's such a stress buster. Thanks for sharing this. #MyFriendAlexa #CloudandSunshineReads

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  23. I didn't know that there are so many benefits of finger painting. I will also try it with my child in future.

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  24. This is such a fun loving and entertaining. kids enjoy the colouring the most.

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