Research has shown that art activities are important for brain development in early childhood. With color as one of the most noticeable attributes of the world around us, finger painting is an easy activity that allow kids to learn about colors. They learn how colors work (what happens when you mix primary colors) and explore the world of colors.
For babies and small children, understanding color is an essential building block they will use for learning in all areas of their life. By teaching your child about shades, tones and hues, you will also be helping them to use color as a means of creative expression.
While you may not be to keen on the messy process, this artsy endeavor is actually an important part of your little one's early education. As a parent, let your kids get messy as they finger paint and you'll see how their small faces light up.