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
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
Last updated September 22, 2017