The benefits of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (notepad), is a method for kids and grownups alike to reveal themselves. You can inform a lot about the method a person is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they use, etc. It is important to provide kids a possibility to reveal themselves, and not all kids reveal themselves through words and through writing, numerous use art.
2) Color acknowledgment
3) Therapy - for lots of people (myself consisted of) coloring is restorative. Regardless of whether it's doodling, or coloring the "best picture ever", coloring can be a method to de-stress, after a busy early morning of school work, unwind, and calm down, after the tensions 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 very first learning how to hold a crayon. The small muscles needed for penmanship later start to be established while coloring.
6) Building motor skills
7) Focus - Taking notice of a single task for a length of time is essential for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Limits - Another thing that kids gain from coloring pages, with preprinted pictures on them, is how to accept boundaries. While a young child or young child may scribble all over a coloring sheet, with no regard for the boundaries (lines on the coloring page), as the kid ages, they will start to appreciate those lines, and make an effort to color in between them. While I motivate blank paper coloring totally free expression as often as possible, for numerous preschoolers pre-printed coloring pages are their very first exposure to printed boundaries. This early exposure to boundaries in print, will be a big help when handwriting time comes around, and the kid has 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 discuss for now, which is that coloring in the lines is a milestone, a sense of accomplishment, the initial step towards a successful academic career for numerous kids. For numerous 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 milestone that says "yes I can" do whatever I stumble upon, and it offers kids with pride, a sense of self worth, and helps them to feel accepted in a society that is often fast to judge, and slow to react. This sense of accomplishment will carry them through life, and help them not to quit so quickly, when something new comes along.