The advantages of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (notepad), is a method for kids and grownups alike to express themselves. You can tell a lot about the method an individual is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they use, etc. It is very important to provide kids a possibility to express themselves, and not all kids express themselves through words and through writing, numerous use art.
2) Color recognition
3) Therapy - for lots of people (myself consisted of) coloring is healing. No matter whether it's scribbling, or coloring the "best 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 kids learn how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by first knowing how to hold a crayon. The small muscles required for penmanship later start to be established while coloring.
6) Building motor abilities
7) Focus - Paying attention to a single job for a length of time is required for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Limits - Another thing that kids learn from coloring pages, with preprinted pictures 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 child ages, they will start to appreciate those lines, and make an effort to color between them. While I encourage blank paper coloring free of charge expression as frequently as possible, for numerous 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 assistance when handwriting time happens, and the child needs to appreciate the borders of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Turning point - This is the last little "significance" of coloring that I will discuss in the meantime, and that is that coloring in the lines is a turning point, a sense of achievement, the primary step towards a successful scholastic career for numerous kids. For numerous kids coloring in the lines is just as important as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, finding out the reproduction truths, etc. It's a turning point that states "yes I can" do whatever I stumble upon, and it offers 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 achievement will bring them through life, and assist them not to give up so easily, when something new occurs.
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