The advantages of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (piece of paper), is a way for kids and grownups alike to reveal themselves. You can inform a lot about the method a person is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they utilize, etc. It is essential 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) Therapy - for lots of people (myself consisted of) coloring is healing. Regardless of whether it's doodling, or coloring the "finest image ever", coloring can be a way to de-stress, after a hectic morning of school work, unwind, and cool down, after the tensions of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - many kids learn how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by first learning how to hold a crayon. The little muscles needed for penmanship later on begin to be established while coloring.
6) Structure motor skills
7) Focus - Taking notice of a single task for a length of time is required for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Borders - Another thing that kids learn from coloring pages, with preprinted images on them, is how to accept limits. While a toddler or young child may scribble all over a coloring sheet, without any respect for the limits (lines on the coloring page), as the kid ages, 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 many young children pre-printed coloring pages are their first exposure to printed limits. This early exposure to limits in print, will be a huge aid when handwriting time comes around, and the kid has to respect the limits 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 turning point, a sense of accomplishment, the primary step towards an effective scholastic profession for many kids. For many kids coloring in the lines is simply as essential as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, learning the multiplication realities, and so forth. It's a turning point that states "yes I can" do whatever I come across, and it supplies kids with pride, a sense of self worth, and helps them to feel accepted in a society that is frequently quick to judge, and slow to respond. This sense of accomplishment will bring them through life, and assist them not to give up so quickly, when something new occurs.
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