Art benefits young children’s development in many ways. It teaches children to be creative, to follow directions, to focus on an activity, to cut with scissors, to count and sort (which are early math skills), and to learn about shapes and colors. These are important skills children need when they start kindergarten.
Doing art with your child doesn’t have to be complicated. And there’s no right or wrong way to be creative. The most important thing is for children to have fun. Start with these easy-to-do engaging art activities for toddlers and preschoolers. To make clean up easier, lay down bags or newspapers or have your child wear an old adult t-shirt.