Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Finger Painting

Messy play is a great sensory experience for young children.  They learn about different textures, temperatures, develop hand-eye coordination, and fine motor control.  It can also be a great calming activity for children.  The cool temperatured finger paint squishing through your fingers and gliding across the paper can be relaxing and a great emotional release.  These are all things O needs right now with daddy being gone, and both of our stress levels high.  I have given her several opportunities to play in sensory tubs, light table work, painting, sandbox time, water table time/bath time, etc. to help her regain composure when she starts to unravel.
  I keep reminding myself of all the benefits when I am cleaning up afterwards...

1 comment:

  1. I love following all your ideas on pinterest and love reading about what you've put together for O to do! It is educational for me and inspiring :)
    Thanks for sharing!


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