The benefits of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (notepad), is a way for children and grownups 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 use, etc. 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 acknowledgment
3) Treatment - for lots of people (myself consisted of) coloring is restorative. No matter whether it's scribbling, or coloring the "finest image ever", coloring can be a way to de-stress, after a busy morning of school work, unwind, and calm down, 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 first learning how to hold a crayon. The little muscles required for penmanship later begin to be established while coloring.
6) Structure motor abilities
7) Focus - Paying attention to a single task for a length of time is necessary for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Limits - Another thing that children gain from coloring pages, with preprinted images on them, is how to accept borders. While a toddler or preschooler may doodle all over a coloring sheet, with no respect for the borders (lines on the coloring page), as the child ages, they will begin to respect those lines, and make an effort to color between them. While I motivate blank paper coloring free of charge expression as often as possible, for lots of preschoolers pre-printed coloring pages are their first exposure to printed borders. This early exposure to borders in print, will be a substantial aid when handwriting time happens, and the child has to respect the borders of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Turning point - This is the last little "significance" of coloring that I will point out for now, and that is that coloring in the lines is a turning point, a sense of achievement, the initial step towards an effective scholastic career for lots of children. For lots of children coloring in the lines is just as crucial as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, learning the multiplication facts, and so forth. It's a turning point that states "yes I can" do whatever I come across, and it provides 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 assist them not to give up so easily, when something brand-new occurs.