The advantages of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (notepad), is a way for kids and grownups alike to express themselves. You can inform a lot about the method an individual is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they use, and so on. It is essential to offer kids a chance to express themselves, and not all kids express themselves through words and through writing, lots of usage art.
2) Color recognition
3) Therapy - for many individuals (myself consisted of) coloring is healing. No matter whether it's doodling, or coloring the "best photo ever", coloring can be a way to de-stress, after a hectic early morning of school work, wind down, and cool down, after the stresses of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - lots of kids learn how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by first knowing how to hold a crayon. The little muscles required for penmanship later on begin to be developed while coloring.
6) Building motor skills
7) Focus - Taking notice of a single task for a length of time is necessary for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Boundaries - Another thing that kids learn from coloring pages, with preprinted photos on them, is how to accept borders. While a toddler or preschooler might doodle all over a coloring sheet, with no respect for the borders (lines on the coloring page), as the child gets older, they will begin to appreciate those lines, and make an effort to color between them. While I motivate blank paper coloring free of charge expression as frequently as possible, for lots of young children pre-printed coloring pages are their first direct exposure to printed borders. This early direct exposure to borders in print, will be a huge aid when handwriting time comes around, and the child has to appreciate the borders of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Milestone - This is the last little "significance" of coloring that I will discuss in the meantime, which is that coloring in the lines is a turning point, a sense of accomplishment, the primary step towards an effective academic career for lots of kids. For lots of kids coloring in the lines is simply as crucial as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, learning the multiplication facts, and so forth. It's a turning point that states "yes I can" do whatever I encounter, and it provides kids with pride, a sense of self worth, and assists them to feel accepted in a society that is frequently quick to judge, and slow to react. 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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