The babies have been exploring the paints, using both paintbrushes and glitter. Children have been developing their fine motor skills by practicing holding the brushes in a palmar grasp or pincer grip.

The babies have been exploring the paints, using both paintbrushes and glitter. Children have been developing their fine motor skills by practicing holding the brushes in a palmar grasp or pincer grip.
The children have also been making decisions by choosing which colour paint they would like to use, and then controlling their movements to make marks on the paper. The children had the opportunity to add glitter to their artwork if they wished, holding the pots and shaking it where they wanted it to go.

This activity was highly engaging for the children as it involved using a number of different senses and of course the opportunity to get messy!

Physical Development: Moving and Handling – 8-20 months
Enjoys sensory experience of making marks in paint

Physical Development: Moving and Handling – 8-20 months
Holds pen or crayon using palmer grasp and makes marks with different strokes

Expressive arts and design: Exploring and using media and materials – 16-16 months
Notices and is interested in the effects of making marks