Your child now looks at new things and this kindles their curiosity and helps their brain to work at a faster level to understand what they have seen. As a parent, you need to understand the fact that learning is not only achieved through text books but also can be done when you take your child for a walk outside. In this aspect your child learns a lot when you expose them to visual arts.
What you need to do
1. Allow your child to get exposed to different textures. This could be handmade paper, hard cardboard, paint or anything that is safe and new for them. This way your child sees something, touches them and registers in their mind.
2. Painting, sketching, arts and craft work greatly helps your child to develop fine motor skills. It requires the holding of a pen or a pencil with great finesse. Initially your child will draw messy images until they get used to it. This is also one way of seeing how creative your child is. Learning colours, shapes , sizes are all great ways to learn a whole lot of new things in the environment.
When you allow your child to be creative and encourage them, they would come up with their own ideas and by experiencing them, they learn quite a lot.