Painting is messy and fun, but did you know that when your child is painting they are also learning many skills?

Some benefits include:

*Helping children communicate their emotions- through the use of different colors, they can express themselves without the use of words

*Helps develop hand-eye coordination

*Strengthens small motor skills

*Gives children an opportunity to express their creativity

*Helps children learn sizes, shapes, colors, patterns and designs

*Helps children develop their decision-making skills. They need to plan ahead as they choose which color should be used for different parts of the painting.