The advantages of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (piece of paper), is a method for children and grownups alike to express themselves. You can tell a lot about the method an individual is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they utilize, and so on. It is necessary to provide children an opportunity to express themselves, and not all children express themselves through words and through writing, lots of use art.
2) Color recognition
3) Therapy - for lots of people (myself included) coloring is healing. Despite whether it's scribbling, or coloring the "finest image ever", coloring can be a method to de-stress, after a busy morning of school work, wind down, and relax, after the tensions of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - lots of children learn how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by very first learning how to hold a crayon. The small muscles required for penmanship later on start to be established while coloring.
6) Building motor skills
7) Focus - Paying attention to a single task for a length of time is necessary 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 boundaries. While a young child or young child might scribble all over a coloring sheet, with no respect for the boundaries (lines on the coloring page), as the child grows older, they will start to appreciate those lines, and make an effort to color in between them. While I encourage blank paper coloring totally free expression as typically as possible, for lots of preschoolers 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 happens, and the child needs to appreciate the boundaries of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Turning point - This is the last little "value" 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 lots of children. For lots of children coloring in the lines is just as important as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, discovering the multiplication realities, etc. It's a milestone that states "yes I can" do whatever I encounter, and it offers children with pride, a sense of self worth, and helps them to feel accepted in a society that is typically fast to judge, and slow to respond. This sense of achievement will bring them through life, and assist them not to give up so easily, when something new occurs.