The benefits of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (notepad), is a method for kids 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 utilize, etc. It is essential to offer kids a possibility to express themselves, and not all kids express themselves through words and through writing, many use art.
2) Color acknowledgment
3) Therapy - for lots of people (myself consisted of) coloring is therapeutic. No matter whether it's doodling, or coloring the "best image ever", coloring can be a method to de-stress, after a hectic morning of school work, unwind, and relax, after the tensions of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - many kids find out how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by very first knowing how to hold a crayon. The little muscles required for penmanship later begin to be established while coloring.
6) Building motor skills
7) Focus - Focusing on a single task for a length of time is needed for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Limits - Another thing that kids gain from coloring pages, with preprinted photos on them, is how to accept boundaries. While a young child or young child may doodle all over a coloring sheet, with no respect for the boundaries (lines on the coloring page), as the kid ages, they will begin to respect those lines, and make an effort to color in between them. While I motivate blank paper coloring for free expression as frequently as possible, for many young children pre-printed coloring pages are their very first direct exposure to printed boundaries. This early direct exposure to boundaries in print, will be a big aid when handwriting time comes around, and the kid has to respect the boundaries of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Milestone - This is the last little "importance" of coloring that I will point out for now, and that is that coloring in the lines is a milestone, a sense of achievement, the primary step towards an effective scholastic profession for many kids. For many kids coloring in the lines is just as important as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, finding out the multiplication realities, etc. It's a milestone that says "yes I can" do whatever I stumble upon, and it supplies kids with pride, a sense of self worth, and assists 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 give up so quickly, when something new comes along.