The benefits of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (paper), is a way for children and grownups alike to reveal themselves. You can tell a lot about the method a person is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they utilize, and so on. It is essential to provide children a chance to reveal themselves, and not all children reveal themselves through words and through writing, lots of use art.
2) Color acknowledgment
3) Treatment - for many people (myself included) coloring is healing. Regardless of whether it's scribbling, or coloring the "best picture ever", coloring can be a way 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 children find out how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by first learning how to hold a crayon. The small muscles needed for penmanship later on begin to be established while coloring.
6) Structure motor abilities
7) Focus - Focusing on a single job for a length of time is required for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Borders - Another thing that children learn from coloring pages, with preprinted pictures on them, is how to accept boundaries. While a young child or young child may scribble all over a coloring sheet, with no regard for the boundaries (lines on the coloring page), as the child grows older, they will begin to respect those lines, and make an effort to color in between them. While I encourage blank paper coloring totally free expression as frequently as possible, for lots of young children pre-printed coloring pages are their first exposure to printed boundaries. This early exposure to boundaries in print, will be a huge aid when handwriting time happens, and the child needs to respect 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 for now, and that is that coloring in the lines is a milestone, a sense of achievement, the first step towards a successful scholastic profession for lots of children. For lots of children coloring in the lines is simply as essential as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, learning the reproduction facts, and so forth. It's a milestone that states "yes I can" do whatever I come across, and it offers children with pride, a sense of self worth, and assists them to feel accepted in a society that is frequently fast to judge, and slow to react. This sense of achievement will bring them through life, and help them not to give up so quickly, when something new comes along.
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