Monday, September 9, 2013

Zen and the art of finger-painting...

Finger-painting is the closest a child can come to real meditation. They become completely absorbed. Think Zen sand gardens...


With finger-paint, her pleasure comes from the creation of forms and colors. Learning comes from connections between the paint and her fingers and her brain, strengthening the understanding that her movements can be intentional rather than random.


All the colors are beautiful. When she is older we'll create a COLOR WHEEL and she'll learn to control the colors. Now, watching the color changes and lines and making hand prints is satisfying. More...

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