The advantages of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (piece of paper), is a method for kids and grownups alike to reveal themselves. You can inform 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 very important to provide 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 people (myself included) coloring is restorative. No matter whether it's doodling, or coloring the "best picture 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 knowing how to hold a crayon. The small muscles needed for penmanship later begin to be developed while coloring.
6) Building motor abilities
7) Focus - Taking notice of a single task for a length of time is required 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 borders. While a young child or preschooler may doodle all over a coloring sheet, with no respect for the borders (lines on the coloring page), as the child ages, they will begin to appreciate 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 direct exposure to printed borders. This early direct exposure to borders in print, will be a huge assistance when handwriting time comes around, and the child needs to appreciate the borders of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Turning point - 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 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 simply as essential as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, learning the multiplication truths, etc. It's a turning point that states "yes I can" do whatever I discover, and it provides kids 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 accomplishment will bring them through life, and help them not to give up so easily, when something new occurs.