The benefits of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (piece of paper), is a method for kids 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 kids a possibility to reveal themselves, and not all kids reveal themselves through words and through writing, many use art.
2) Color recognition
3) Treatment - for many individuals (myself consisted of) coloring is restorative. Regardless of whether it's scribbling, or coloring the "best photo ever", coloring can be a method to de-stress, after a hectic morning of school work, unwind, and relax, after the tensions of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - many kids discover how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by very first learning how to hold a crayon. The little muscles required for penmanship later on start to be established while coloring.
6) Structure motor abilities
7) Focus - Paying attention to a single task for a length of time is essential for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Boundaries - Another thing that kids gain from coloring pages, with preprinted pictures on them, is how to accept boundaries. While a toddler or preschooler may scribble all over a coloring sheet, without any respect for the boundaries (lines on the coloring page), as the child gets older, they will start to respect those lines, and make an effort to color in between them. While I encourage blank paper coloring free of charge expression as typically as possible, for many preschoolers pre-printed coloring pages are their very first direct exposure to printed boundaries. This early direct exposure to boundaries in print, will be a substantial assistance when handwriting time comes around, and the child has to respect the boundaries of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Turning point - 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 academic profession for many kids. For many kids coloring in the lines is just as crucial as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, discovering the multiplication realities, etc. It's a turning point that says "yes I can" do whatever I encounter, and it supplies kids with pride, a sense of self worth, and helps them to feel accepted in a society that is typically fast 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.