The art of finger painting is one of the earliest that children are introduced to. Children like to play with colors and finger painting should be introduced to them before they try painting with a brush. This is because painting with fingers can be done in a controlled manner. Even if you are using a brush, it is the strength of fingers which helps in guiding the tool. Finger painting offers the freedom to make bold strokes. Therefore, painting with fingers actually helps in developing brush painting skills in children.