The advantages of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (piece of paper), is a method for children and grownups 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, and so on. It is very important to offer children an opportunity to reveal themselves, and not all children reveal themselves through words and through writing, lots of usage art.
2) Color recognition
3) Treatment - for many people (myself consisted of) coloring is healing. Regardless of whether it's doodling, or coloring the "finest picture ever", coloring can be a method to de-stress, after a busy early morning of school work, wind down, and calm down, after the stresses of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - lots of children find out how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by very first learning how to hold a crayon. The small muscles required for penmanship later on begin to be developed while coloring.
6) Building motor skills
7) Focus - Paying attention to a single job for a length of time is essential for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Boundaries - Another thing that children gain from coloring pages, with preprinted photos on them, is how to accept borders. While a young child or young child might doodle all over a coloring sheet, with no respect for the borders (lines on the coloring page), as the kid gets older, they will begin to respect those lines, and make an effort to color in between them. While I motivate blank paper coloring totally free expression as often as possible, for lots of preschoolers pre-printed coloring pages are their very first direct exposure to printed borders. This early direct exposure to borders in print, will be a substantial assistance when handwriting time happens, and the kid needs to respect the borders of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Turning point - This is the last little "value" of coloring that I will mention in the meantime, which is that coloring in the lines is a milestone, a sense of accomplishment, the initial step towards an effective scholastic profession for lots of children. For lots of children coloring in the lines is just as crucial as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, finding out the multiplication truths, and so forth. It's a milestone that says "yes I can" do whatever I discover, and it offers children with pride, a sense of self worth, and assists them to feel accepted in a society that is often quick to judge, and slow to react. This sense of accomplishment will bring them through life, and assist them not to quit so quickly, when something new occurs.