Pablo Picasso once said, “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls” and indeed it is! Painting is a great way to help your child develop some key life skills.
Painting not only helps develop an aesthetic sense in children, it is also a fantastic way to hone finer motor skills such as perfecting brush strokes.
Moreover, one of the most important benefits of painting at an early age is that helps develop self expression and self assurance. Most early educators put a lot of emphasis on painting and art activities to ensure strong emotional development as art is considered to be the single most important forms of individual expression. A simple painting that a child makes can be a manifestation of how the child sees the world and can also be a big source of pride and confidence.
There are some things to watch out for before you let your child hold that paintbrush. Make sure that paints that you use are non-toxic and safe for children. You may also want to ensure that you don’t have something valuable lying around that’s bound to get dirty in the process. Cover your floor with newspaper just in case!
So let your favorite detergent take care of the paint stains! Let your child be free!