The benefits of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (notepad), is a method for kids and adults alike to reveal themselves. You can inform a lot about the way a person is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they use, etc. It is very important to offer kids a chance to reveal themselves, and not all kids reveal themselves through words and through writing, lots of use art.
2) Color acknowledgment
3) Treatment - for many individuals (myself consisted of) coloring is therapeutic. Despite whether it's scribbling, or coloring the "finest photo ever", coloring can be a method to de-stress, after a busy morning of school work, unwind, and relax, after the tensions of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - lots of kids find out how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by first learning how to hold a crayon. The small muscles required for penmanship later on begin to be developed while coloring.
6) Structure motor skills
7) Focus - Focusing on a single task for a length of time is necessary for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Boundaries - 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 child grows older, they will begin to respect those lines, and make an effort to color between them. While I encourage blank paper coloring for free expression as typically as possible, for lots of young children pre-printed coloring pages are their first exposure to printed boundaries. This early exposure to boundaries in print, will be a big aid when handwriting time occurs, and the child has to respect the boundaries of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Milestone - This is the last little "significance" of coloring that I will discuss in the meantime, and that is that coloring in the lines is a turning point, a sense of accomplishment, the primary step towards a successful academic career for lots of kids. For lots of kids coloring in the lines is just as crucial as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, discovering the multiplication facts, and so forth. It's a turning point that states "yes I can" do whatever I encounter, and it offers kids 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 react. This sense of accomplishment will carry them through life, and assist them not to give up so quickly, when something brand-new comes along.