Young children love exploring textures. They love how things feel against their skin, whether it is the grittiness of sand, the smoothness of brushed cotton or the coolness of snow. They love to play with their things, exploring textures with every part of their body. They love to roll in dirt, splash in water and squish wet sand between their toes. It’s no wonder, then, that finger painting has become a favorite of parents and early childhood educators for teaching young children.