The benefits of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (paper), is a way for children and grownups alike to reveal themselves. You can tell a lot about the way a person is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they use, and so on. It is very important to give children an opportunity to reveal themselves, and not all children reveal themselves through words and through writing, numerous use art.
2) Color recognition
3) Therapy - for many individuals (myself included) coloring is healing. No matter whether it's scribbling, or coloring the "finest image ever", coloring can be a way to de-stress, after a hectic morning of school work, wind down, and calm down, after the tensions of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - numerous 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 start to be established while coloring.
6) Structure 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 learn from coloring pages, with preprinted photos on them, is how to accept boundaries. While a young child or preschooler might doodle all over a coloring sheet, without any regard for the boundaries (lines on the coloring page), as the child gets older, they will start to appreciate those lines, and make an effort to color in between them. While I encourage blank paper coloring for free expression as frequently as possible, for numerous young children pre-printed coloring pages are their first exposure to printed boundaries. This early exposure to boundaries in print, will be a big aid when handwriting time happens, and the child needs to appreciate the boundaries of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Turning point - This is the last little "importance" of coloring that I will point out in the meantime, which is that coloring in the lines is a turning point, a sense of achievement, the initial step towards an effective academic profession for numerous children. For numerous children coloring in the lines is simply as essential as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, learning the reproduction realities, etc. It's a turning point that says "yes I can" do whatever I stumble upon, and it supplies 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 respond. This sense of achievement will bring them through life, and assist them not to give up so easily, when something brand-new comes along.