The benefits of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (paper), is a method for kids and grownups alike to reveal themselves. You can inform a lot about the way an individual is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they utilize, etc. It is necessary to provide kids a possibility to reveal themselves, and not all kids reveal themselves through words and through writing, many use art.
2) Color acknowledgment
3) Treatment - for many people (myself consisted of) coloring is therapeutic. Regardless of whether it's doodling, or coloring the "best image ever", coloring can be a method to de-stress, after a busy early morning of school work, unwind, and calm down, after the tensions 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 first learning how to hold a crayon. The small muscles required for penmanship later on begin to be established while coloring.
6) Building motor skills
7) Focus - Taking note of a single task for a length of time is essential for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Borders - Another thing that kids learn from coloring pages, with preprinted pictures on them, is how to accept boundaries. While a young child or young child might doodle all over a coloring sheet, with no regard for the boundaries (lines on the coloring page), as the kid gets older, they will begin to respect those lines, and make an effort to color between them. While I encourage blank paper coloring for free expression as often as possible, for many young children pre-printed coloring pages are their first direct exposure to printed boundaries. This early direct exposure to boundaries in print, will be a huge help when handwriting time comes around, and the kid needs to respect the boundaries of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Milestone - This is the last little "value" of coloring that I will discuss in the meantime, and that is that coloring in the lines is a milestone, a sense of accomplishment, the initial step towards an effective academic profession for many kids. For many kids coloring in the lines is just as crucial as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, learning the reproduction truths, and so forth. It's a milestone that states "yes I can" do whatever I come across, and it provides kids 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 brand-new comes along.
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