Is There Value in Digital Art Programs for Preschoolers?
Portrait of Mommy, "Drawing Pad" app for iPad
I'm working up a post about digital art programs for kids and would love to hear your thoughts!
I'm torn. My daughter is a prolific artist so I see occasionally surrendering my iPad as a way to save paper. We also email the pictures around to family for all to enjoy (that's a spider below if you were wondering).
On the flip side, I know art for young children is all about the hands on process. Rolling up those sleeves and diving into a mound of playdough or cup of fingerpaint is a childhood textural experience that shouldn't be missed.
So, what are your thoughts? Do your children virtually finger paint? Is there a particular program or app you love or does your family stick to the real stuff?