Painting is a great way for children of all ages to not only grow their creativity, but it is also an excellent way for young kids to develop their fine motor skills. Fine motor skills are those skills that require small muscle movements and allow us to perform precision tasks. Things like picking up a pencil, using a fork and spoon, and building a block tower all use fine motor skills. Building fine motor skills is important in young children because these skill s will be important as toddlers grow and transition into pre-school and eventually to kindergarten. They are the basis for activities such as writing, drawing, cutting with scissors, and of course, creating beautiful artwork! Great job, Keiki! Keep on painting!