Water Painting

The process of painting helps develop the muscles used for writing, as well as hand-eye coordination.

Bring It Home

  • Allow your child to play with paint, chalk, and other art supplies at home. Especially with younger children, these materials encourage practice with the shoulder and arm muscles.
  • Set up an easel at home. Using art materials at this angle works different muscles than sitting at a table does.
  • When using paper at home, make sure the sheets of paper are large enough that your young child can do broad sweeping motions.
  • Allow your child to paint with water on the sidewalk, foundation of the house, fence, etc. Many surfaces turn a different color temporarily when they are wet.
  • Encourage your child to practice their letters, numbers, words, name, etc. through different art mediums, making early literacy a treat.

Last updated September 22, 2017