The advantages of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (paper), is a method for kids 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 utilize, etc. It is necessary to offer kids a possibility to express themselves, and not all kids express themselves through words and through writing, numerous usage art.
2) Color recognition
3) Therapy - for many people (myself included) coloring is therapeutic. Despite whether it's doodling, or coloring the "finest image ever", coloring can be a method to de-stress, after a busy morning of school work, wind down, and calm down, after the stresses of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - numerous kids find out how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by first knowing how to hold a crayon. The little muscles needed for penmanship later on start to be developed while coloring.
6) Structure motor abilities
7) Focus - Focusing on a single job for a length of time is needed for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Borders - Another thing that kids gain from coloring pages, with preprinted images on them, is how to accept limits. While a toddler or preschooler might doodle all over a coloring sheet, with no respect for the limits (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 for free expression as frequently as possible, for numerous preschoolers pre-printed coloring pages are their first direct exposure to printed limits. This early direct exposure to limits in print, will be a substantial assistance when handwriting time happens, and the child has to respect the limits of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Turning point - This is the last little "value" of coloring that I will mention for now, and that is that coloring in the lines is a milestone, a sense of achievement, the first step towards a successful academic career for numerous kids. For numerous kids coloring in the lines is just as essential as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, learning the multiplication facts, etc. It's a milestone that states "yes I can" do whatever I discover, and it supplies kids 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 carry them through life, and assist them not to quit so quickly, when something new occurs.