7 Reasons why Painting is Great for Kids

Kids Painting Art Kit

Art isn’t just fun for kids, it’s also beneficial to their development -- and you don’t have to take our word for it! There are numerous articles and studies that clearly illustrate the difference art can make in a child’s life. 

In today’s article, we’ll take a closer look at seven powerful benefits of Kids Paintings, from improving visual processing and spatial awareness to boosting test scores. 

Let’s dive in. 

1. Developing creativity 

All arts, including painting, allow kids to express themselves creatively. If children have practice thinking creatively, it will come naturally to them now and in their future. 

Thinking creatively is a huge asset. It aids in everything from advanced problem solving to money management, and those are skills that will benefit them for a lifetime. 

2. Improving visual processing and memory

Painting helps develop visual-spatial skills, which are hugely important to your child’s development. These skills help kids analyze what they see and make choices based on visual cues, especially when it comes to pattern recognition. Creating art also assists with developing working memory, mental flexibility, and self-control skills. 

Without these vital skills, children might struggle with basic tasks like letter formation, note taking, and even math.     

3. Building self-confidence & focus

Mastering skills, completing art projects, and learning to express themselves in new ways help kids gain confidence and perseverance. When children have a healthy sense of self-worth, they can more easily motivate themselves to take on big challenges -- and cope with any potential hiccups they might encounter. 

Concentrating on finishing a painting for long periods also develops focus and helps promote longer attention spans. There’s a reason “focus” is considered the gateway to all thinking. It impacts memory, decision-making, learning, and even perception!

4. Better mobility and hand-eye coordination 

Depending on your child’s age, art can play a critical role in the development of their mobility and hand-eye coordination. In addition to building and strengthening new muscles, painting helps ensure that your child’s hand movement is aligned with their vision.

5. Rest and relaxation

Just because your child isn’t working a 9-5 job, it doesn’t mean that they aren’t stressed -- and oftentimes they lack the emotional and verbal intelligence to effectively express their feelings. Art is an excellent way for children, and adults, to relax and clear their minds. 

6. Improving decision making skills

One of the lesser-known benefits of painting is that it helps children develop decision-making skills. Although it might not be obvious, a lot of planning and decision making goes into painting: which colors will I use and in what amounts, how do you create a specific shade, which areas must be painted first? The list goes on! 

7. Boosting academic performance

Americans for the Arts states that young people who participate regularly in the arts (three hours a day on three days each week through one full year) are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement than children who do not participate.

Building a brighter future with art 

Are you ready to help expand a child’s horizon with the use of art? We make it easy! 

Painting to Gogh's painting kits are family-friendly and great for kids of all ages. Funky Flowers, Fireflies, and Painted Elephant are amongst the most popular with kids. Kids have even painted Starry Night with our help! No painting experience needed. 

To get started, simply visit our store and select a painting that’s right for your little one. We’ll handle the rest, including shipping the supplies right to your doorstep! We’ll also send a link to a tutorial video that’s perfect for all audiences.