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 way an individual is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they use, etc. It is important to offer children a possibility to express themselves, and not all children express themselves through words and through writing, numerous use art.
2) Color acknowledgment
3) Therapy - for many individuals (myself consisted of) coloring is therapeutic. Despite whether it's scribbling, or coloring the "finest picture ever", coloring can be a method to de-stress, after a hectic early morning of school work, unwind, and relax, after the stresses of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - numerous children learn how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by very first knowing how to hold a crayon. The small muscles required for penmanship later start to be developed while coloring.
6) Structure motor skills
7) Focus - Focusing on a single job for a length of time is needed for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Boundaries - Another thing that children learn from coloring pages, with preprinted pictures on them, is how to accept limits. While a toddler or young child might scribble all over a coloring sheet, without any respect for the limits (lines on the coloring page), as the kid ages, they will start to appreciate those lines, and make an effort to color in between them. While I motivate blank paper coloring for free expression as frequently as possible, for numerous preschoolers pre-printed coloring pages are their very first exposure to printed limits. This early exposure to limits in print, will be a substantial assistance when handwriting time occurs, and the kid needs to appreciate the limits of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Milestone - This is the last little "significance" of coloring that I will mention for now, and that is that coloring in the lines is a milestone, a sense of achievement, the first step towards a successful scholastic career for numerous children. For numerous children coloring in the lines is just as essential as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, learning the multiplication facts, and so forth. It's a milestone that states "yes I can" do whatever I encounter, and it provides 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 respond. This sense of achievement will bring them through life, and help them not to quit so easily, when something new comes along.
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