The benefits 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 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 essential to give kids a possibility to express themselves, and not all kids express themselves through words and through writing, lots of use art.
2) Color recognition
3) Therapy - for many people (myself consisted of) coloring is restorative. Despite whether it's doodling, or coloring the "finest image ever", coloring can be a way to de-stress, after a busy morning of school work, wind down, and cool down, after the tensions of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - lots of kids learn how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by very first learning how to hold a crayon. The little muscles needed for penmanship later start to be established while coloring.
6) Building motor abilities
7) Focus - Paying attention to a single task for a length of time is required for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Borders - Another thing that kids learn from coloring pages, with preprinted images on them, is how to accept boundaries. While a young child or young child might doodle all over a coloring sheet, without any regard 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 motivate blank paper coloring totally free expression as typically as possible, for lots of young children pre-printed coloring pages are their very first exposure to printed boundaries. This early exposure to boundaries in print, will be a huge assistance when handwriting time occurs, 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 mention for now, which is that coloring in the lines is a turning point, a sense of accomplishment, the first step towards a successful scholastic profession for lots of kids. For lots of kids coloring in the lines is just as important as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, learning the multiplication realities, etc. It's a turning point that says "yes I can" do whatever I encounter, and it supplies kids with pride, a sense of self worth, and helps them to feel accepted in a society that is typically quick to judge, and slow to react. This sense of accomplishment will bring them through life, and help them not to quit so quickly, when something brand-new comes along.