Art is extremely important in the life of an infant. The sooner that they are able to start expressing themselves through painting and music, the easier it will be for them to grow up as analytical, inventive and extremely creative individuals. This is the reason why so many studies have concluded that people who had toys that encouraged artistic expression became more creative and intellectual than those who did not have that privilege.
When a child is able to express creativity, the mind is exercised in a way that fosters analytical thinking and gives the child many amazing skills that they can use during in their adult years. This is the reason why busying coloring books and paintbrushes to your child is so useful. This can also be achieved by getting them toy-sized musical instruments. The earlier you expose your child to art and artistic activities, the better.