I love to paint and explore different mediums of colour. I have used water colour, fabric colour , poster colour and oil paints on canvas. 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. You can start finger painting with babies who are as young as 9-10 months old. 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
Benefits of Finger Painting :
- Stimulates your child's senses :
- Excellent for fine motor skills :
- Helps child's Intellectual Development :
- Improves Creativity :
Finger Painting give kids a platform to show their creativity. They use colours and use their imagination to paint with their fingers. They can imagine extensively and make beautiful paintings.
- Hand eye co-ordination:
One of the most essential benefit of finger painting is that it promotes hand eye co-ordination and control.
- Spatial Awareness :
It helps to create spatial awareness and muscle control, if the painting is done on the floor.
- Communication and social skills :
Develops communication skills when finger painting is done as a group activity. The child gets to talk and interact with his peers. Also, it promotes social skills, like sharing pots, working together as a team.
- Calms the child:
Studies have proved that painting is a relaxing, therapeutic way to express feelings.
- A lot of fun :
Finger painting is messy which means it is a lot of fun and the kids love it.
Have you ever tried Finger Painting with your child ?