“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.” — Pablo Picasso
The messy activity of painting is the one activity that all young children enjoy. Parents also benefit from it since only basic resources like paints, brushes, paper, a bowl of water, and a cleaning cloth keeps the child occupied for a considerable amount of time. It becomes an additional fun activity when parents join in!
However, painting is much more than just children making another mess! Let’s deep dive into how painting benefits your children.
A book published in 2016 named Essential Play Therapy Techniques: Time-Tested Approaches by Charles E. Schaefer and Donna Cangelosi talks about different therapeutic techniques for children and their power. The book covers why painting is an excellent activity with multiple benefits.
In addition to these benefits mentioned in the book, if you look closely at the paintings made by your children, you will be able to discover many new things about them. You could also create a painting station with a wall where they could hang their paintings.
As always, encourage your children, give plenty of compliments, and ask them many questions about their paintings to let them know that you are interested in everything they do.
Did you know all these benefits of painting? Did these benefits of painting make you look at painting differently? Let us know in the comments below.
Cangelosi, D., Schaefer, C. E. (2016). Essential Play Therapy Techniques: Time-Tested Approaches. United States: Guilford Publications.
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