The advantages 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 inform a lot about the method an individual is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they use, and so on. 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 many people (myself included) coloring is healing. Despite whether it's scribbling, or coloring the "finest picture ever", coloring can be a way to de-stress, after a busy morning of school work, unwind, and cool down, after the stresses of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - lots of children discover how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by first knowing how to hold a crayon. The small muscles required for penmanship later begin to be established while coloring.
6) Building 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) Limits - Another thing that children learn from coloring pages, with preprinted images on them, is how to accept limits. While a young child or preschooler might scribble all over a coloring sheet, without any regard for the limits (lines on the coloring page), as the kid grows older, they will begin 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 lots of preschoolers pre-printed coloring pages are their first exposure to printed limits. This early exposure to limits in print, will be a big assistance when handwriting time happens, and the kid needs to appreciate the limits of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Turning point - This is the last little "significance" of coloring that I will mention in the meantime, and that is that coloring in the lines is a turning point, a sense of accomplishment, 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, finding out the multiplication facts, and so forth. It's a turning point that says "yes I can" do whatever I stumble upon, and it offers children with pride, a sense of self worth, and assists them to feel accepted in a society that is often quick to judge, and slow to respond. This sense of accomplishment will bring them through life, and help them not to quit so easily, when something new comes along.