The benefits of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (piece of paper), is a method for children and adults alike to express themselves. You can tell a lot about the method a person is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they utilize, etc. It is important to offer children a chance to express themselves, and not all children express themselves through words and through writing, many use art.
2) Color recognition
3) Therapy - for many individuals (myself consisted of) coloring is healing. Despite whether it's doodling, or coloring the "finest picture ever", coloring can be a method to de-stress, after a busy morning of school work, unwind, and relax, after the stresses of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - many children find out how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by very first knowing how to hold a crayon. The small muscles needed for penmanship later on start to be developed while coloring.
6) Structure motor abilities
7) Focus - Taking note of a single job for a length of time is essential for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Borders - Another thing that children learn from coloring pages, with preprinted photos on them, is how to accept borders. While a toddler or preschooler might scribble all over a coloring sheet, with no respect for the borders (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 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 big assistance when handwriting time occurs, 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, and that is that coloring in the lines is a milestone, a sense of accomplishment, the first step towards an effective academic career for many children. For many children coloring in the lines is simply as crucial as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, finding out the multiplication realities, etc. It's a milestone that says "yes I can" do whatever I come across, and it offers children with pride, a sense of self worth, and helps them to feel accepted in a society that is typically fast to judge, and slow to react. This sense of accomplishment will carry them through life, and assist them not to give up so easily, when something new occurs.
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