The benefits of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (paper), is a way for kids and grownups alike to express themselves. You can tell a lot about the way a person is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they utilize, etc. It is necessary to give kids a possibility to express themselves, and not all kids express themselves through words and through writing, lots of use art.
2) Color acknowledgment
3) Treatment - for many individuals (myself included) coloring is restorative. Despite whether it's doodling, or coloring the "best image ever", coloring can be a way to de-stress, after a busy morning of school work, unwind, and relax, after the stresses of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - lots of kids learn 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 developed while coloring.
6) Building motor abilities
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) Limits - Another thing that kids gain from coloring pages, with preprinted pictures on them, is how to accept limits. While a toddler or preschooler might scribble all over a coloring sheet, without any respect for the limits (lines on the coloring page), as the child gets older, they will start to appreciate those lines, and make an effort to color in between them. While I motivate blank paper coloring free of charge expression as typically as possible, for lots of preschoolers pre-printed coloring pages are their very first direct exposure to printed limits. This early direct exposure to limits in print, will be a huge help when handwriting time comes around, and the child needs to appreciate the limits of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Milestone - This is the last little "value" of coloring that I will discuss for now, which is that coloring in the lines is a milestone, a sense of achievement, the first step towards a successful scholastic career for lots of kids. For lots of kids coloring in the lines is just as important as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, finding out the reproduction facts, and so forth. It's a milestone that states "yes I can" do whatever I come across, and it offers kids with pride, a sense of self worth, and helps them to feel accepted in a society that is typically quick to judge, and slow to react. This sense of achievement will carry them through life, and assist them not to quit so easily, when something brand-new occurs.