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 way an individual is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they utilize, etc. It is very important to provide kids a possibility to express themselves, and not all kids express themselves through words and through writing, many usage art.
2) Color acknowledgment
3) Treatment - for many people (myself consisted of) coloring is therapeutic. Despite whether it's doodling, or coloring the "best photo ever", coloring can be a way to de-stress, after a busy early morning of school work, unwind, and cool down, after the stresses of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - many kids discover how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by very first knowing how to hold a crayon. The little muscles needed for penmanship later on start to be established while coloring.
6) Structure 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 kids gain from coloring pages, with preprinted images on them, is how to accept boundaries. While a toddler or preschooler may doodle all over a coloring sheet, with no regard for the boundaries (lines on the coloring page), as the kid ages, they will start to respect 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 many young children pre-printed coloring pages are their very first exposure to printed boundaries. This early exposure to boundaries in print, will be a big help when handwriting time comes around, and the kid needs to respect 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 turning point, a sense of achievement, the primary step towards an effective academic profession for many kids. For many kids coloring in the lines is simply as important 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 discover, 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 respond. This sense of achievement will carry them through life, and assist them not to quit so easily, when something new occurs.