Wednesday, October 4, 2017


Benefits of Finger painting include:

  • It is an excellent tactile experience.
  • It stimulates your child’s senses. (Touch/feel, sight, smell, edible finger paint= taste)
  • It helps a child’s intellectual development. The mixing of colors teaches your child about their colors and how to create new colors
  • It allows them to use their imagination and create
  • It is emotionally soothing (in most cases).
  • It encourages cognitive development.
  • It strengthens the hand and fingers which helps with fine motor skills.
  • Most importantly, it is FUN!
There are many more benefits to finger painting in early childhood for toddlers, preschoolers, babies and even adults! Look at the list above and try finger painting with your child. Did you feel emotionally soothed? Your senses would have definitely been stimulated!

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