The advantages of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (piece of paper), is a way for kids and grownups alike to express themselves. You can inform a lot about the way a person is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they utilize, and so on. It is essential to give kids an opportunity to express themselves, and not all kids express themselves through words and through writing, many use art.
2) Color recognition
3) Therapy - for many people (myself consisted of) coloring is restorative. Despite whether it's doodling, or coloring the "best photo ever", coloring can be a way to de-stress, after a busy morning of school work, unwind, and cool down, after the stresses 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 learning how to hold a crayon. The little muscles required for penmanship later on begin to be developed while coloring.
6) Structure motor skills
7) Focus - Paying attention to a single job 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 toddler or young child may scribble 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 appreciate those lines, and make an effort to color between them. While I encourage blank paper coloring totally free expression as frequently as possible, for many 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 assistance when handwriting time comes around, and the child needs to appreciate the boundaries of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Turning point - This is the last little "importance" of coloring that I will point out in the meantime, and that is that coloring in the lines is a turning point, a sense of accomplishment, the first step towards an effective academic profession for many kids. For many kids coloring in the lines is simply as crucial as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, learning the multiplication truths, and so forth. 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 frequently quick to judge, and slow to react. This sense of accomplishment will bring them through life, and assist them not to give up so easily, when something brand-new occurs.