The advantages of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (notepad), is a way 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 essential to provide children an opportunity to express themselves, and not all children express themselves through words and through writing, numerous usage art.
2) Color acknowledgment
3) Therapy - for many individuals (myself included) coloring is therapeutic. No matter whether it's scribbling, or coloring the "best image ever", coloring can be a way to de-stress, after a hectic morning of school work, unwind, and cool down, 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 little muscles needed for penmanship later begin to be developed while coloring.
6) Structure motor abilities
7) Focus - Focusing on a single task for a length of time is essential for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Limits - Another thing that children learn from coloring pages, with preprinted pictures on them, is how to accept limits. While a toddler or preschooler may scribble all over a coloring sheet, without any respect for the limits (lines on the coloring page), as the kid grows older, they will begin to appreciate those lines, and make an effort to color in between them. While I motivate blank paper coloring totally free expression as often as possible, for numerous preschoolers pre-printed coloring pages are their very first direct exposure to printed limits. This early direct exposure to limits in print, will be a substantial aid when handwriting time comes around, and the kid needs to appreciate the limits of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Milestone - This is the last little "importance" of coloring that I will mention for now, and that is that coloring in the lines is a turning point, a sense of accomplishment, the first step towards a successful scholastic profession for numerous children. For numerous children coloring in the lines is simply as important as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, discovering the multiplication truths, etc. It's a turning point that says "yes I can" do whatever I stumble upon, and it supplies children 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 respond. This sense of accomplishment will carry them through life, and assist them not to give up so quickly, when something new comes along.
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