The advantages of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (notepad), is a method for children and adults alike to express themselves. You can inform a lot about the way a person is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they utilize, etc. It is necessary to offer children a possibility to express themselves, and not all children express themselves through words and through writing, many usage art.
2) Color acknowledgment
3) Therapy - for lots of people (myself consisted of) coloring is therapeutic. No matter whether it's doodling, or coloring the "finest image ever", coloring can be a method to de-stress, after a hectic morning of school work, unwind, and calm down, after the tensions of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - many children find out how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by very first learning how to hold a crayon. The small muscles needed for penmanship later on begin to be established while coloring.
6) Building motor skills
7) Focus - Paying attention to a single job for a length of time is essential 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 borders. While a young child or young child might doodle all over a coloring sheet, with no respect for the borders (lines on the coloring page), as the kid grows older, they will begin to respect those lines, and make an effort to color between them. While I encourage blank paper coloring totally free expression as frequently as possible, for many young children pre-printed coloring pages are their very first exposure to printed borders. This early exposure to borders in print, will be a big help when handwriting time occurs, and the kid has to respect the borders of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Milestone - This is the last little "value" of coloring that I will mention in the meantime, and that is that coloring in the lines is a milestone, a sense of accomplishment, the initial step towards a successful academic profession for many children. For many children coloring in the lines is just as important as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, learning the multiplication realities, and so forth. It's a milestone that states "yes I can" do whatever I stumble upon, and it offers children with pride, a sense of self worth, and assists them to feel accepted in a society that is frequently fast to judge, and slow to respond. This sense of accomplishment will bring them through life, and assist them not to quit so quickly, when something brand-new comes along.