The advantages of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (paper), is a method for children and adults alike to express themselves. You can tell a lot about the way 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 express themselves, and not all children express themselves through words and through writing, lots of use art.
2) Color recognition
3) Treatment - for many individuals (myself consisted of) coloring is restorative. Despite whether it's scribbling, or coloring the "best photo ever", coloring can be a method to de-stress, after a hectic early morning of school work, wind down, and relax, after the stresses of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - lots of children learn how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by very first knowing how to hold a crayon. The small muscles needed for penmanship later begin to be developed while coloring.
6) Structure motor abilities
7) Focus - Focusing on a single task for a length of time is essential for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Borders - Another thing that children gain from coloring pages, with preprinted images on them, is how to accept limits. While a toddler or preschooler may scribble all over a coloring sheet, without any regard for the limits (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 often as possible, for lots of young children pre-printed coloring pages are their very first exposure to printed limits. This early exposure to limits in print, will be a huge help when handwriting time occurs, and the kid has to respect the limits of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Turning point - This is the last little "significance" of coloring that I will discuss for now, which is that coloring in the lines is a milestone, a sense of achievement, the primary step towards an effective scholastic career for lots of children. For lots of children coloring in the lines is simply as important as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, learning the reproduction facts, etc. It's a milestone that states "yes I can" do whatever I discover, and it offers children with pride, a sense of self worth, and helps them to feel accepted in a society that is often quick to judge, and slow to react. This sense of achievement will carry them through life, and help them not to give up so quickly, when something new comes along.