The advantages of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (piece of paper), is a method for children and grownups alike to reveal themselves. You can tell a lot about the method an individual is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they utilize, and so on. It is very important to offer children a possibility to reveal themselves, and not all children reveal themselves through words and through writing, lots of usage art.
2) Color acknowledgment
3) Therapy - for many individuals (myself consisted of) coloring is healing. Regardless of whether it's doodling, or coloring the "finest image ever", coloring can be a method to de-stress, after a hectic early morning of school work, unwind, and calm down, after the tensions of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - lots of children find out how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by first learning how to hold a crayon. The small muscles needed for penmanship later on begin to be established while coloring.
6) Structure motor abilities
7) Focus - Taking notice of a single task for a length of time is required for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Boundaries - Another thing that children gain from coloring pages, with preprinted images on them, is how to accept boundaries. While a toddler or young child may doodle all over a coloring sheet, without any regard for the boundaries (lines on the coloring page), as the kid grows older, they will begin to appreciate those lines, and make an effort to color between them. While I encourage blank paper coloring free of charge expression as frequently as possible, for lots of young children pre-printed coloring pages are their first exposure to printed boundaries. This early exposure to boundaries in print, will be a substantial aid when handwriting time comes around, and the kid has to appreciate the boundaries of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Milestone - This is the last little "importance" of coloring that I will discuss in the meantime, which is that coloring in the lines is a turning point, a sense of achievement, the initial step towards a successful scholastic profession for lots of children. For lots of children coloring in the lines is simply as essential as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, finding out the reproduction realities, etc. It's a turning point that says "yes I can" do whatever I encounter, and it provides children with pride, a sense of self worth, and helps them to feel accepted in a society that is frequently quick to judge, and slow to react. This sense of achievement will bring them through life, and help them not to quit so easily, when something brand-new comes along.