The advantages of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (notepad), is a way for children and adults 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 necessary to provide children an opportunity to express themselves, and not all children express themselves through words and through writing, numerous usage art.
2) Color recognition
3) Treatment - for many people (myself included) coloring is therapeutic. Regardless of whether it's scribbling, or coloring the "finest picture ever", coloring can be a way to de-stress, after a busy early morning of school work, wind down, and cool down, after the stresses 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 knowing how to hold a crayon. The little muscles required for penmanship later begin to be developed while coloring.
6) Structure motor skills
7) Focus - Taking notice of a single job for a length of time is necessary for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Boundaries - Another thing that children learn from coloring pages, with preprinted pictures on them, is how to accept limits. While a toddler or young child might scribble all over a coloring sheet, without any respect for the limits (lines on the coloring page), as the kid ages, they will begin to appreciate those lines, and make an effort to color between them. While I encourage blank paper coloring totally free expression as typically as possible, for numerous preschoolers pre-printed coloring pages are their first exposure to printed limits. This early exposure to limits in print, will be a huge help when handwriting time comes around, and the kid needs to appreciate the limits of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Milestone - This is the last little "importance" of coloring that I will discuss in the meantime, and that is that coloring in the lines is a turning point, a sense of achievement, the initial step towards a successful academic profession for numerous children. For numerous 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 says "yes I can" do whatever I encounter, and it provides children with pride, a sense of self worth, and assists them to feel accepted in a society that is typically quick to judge, and slow to respond. This sense of achievement will bring them through life, and assist them not to quit so quickly, when something new comes along.