The advantages of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (notepad), is a way for children and grownups alike to reveal themselves. You can inform a lot about the way a person is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they utilize, and so on. It is necessary to offer children a chance to reveal themselves, and not all children reveal themselves through words and through writing, many usage art.
2) Color recognition
3) Treatment - for many individuals (myself consisted of) coloring is restorative. No matter whether it's doodling, or coloring the "finest photo ever", coloring can be a way to de-stress, after a hectic morning of school work, wind down, and calm down, after the tensions of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - many children find out how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by first knowing 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 - Paying attention to a single job for a length of time is needed for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Limits - Another thing that children gain from coloring pages, with preprinted pictures on them, is how to accept boundaries. While a young child or preschooler might scribble all over a coloring sheet, without any respect for the boundaries (lines on the coloring page), as the kid gets older, they will begin to respect 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 many young children pre-printed coloring pages are their first direct exposure to printed boundaries. This early direct exposure to boundaries in print, will be a huge aid when handwriting time occurs, and the kid has to respect the boundaries 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 an effective scholastic profession for many children. For many children coloring in the lines is simply as essential as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, finding out the multiplication truths, and so forth. It's a turning point that states "yes I can" do whatever I stumble upon, and it offers children 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 react. This sense of accomplishment will carry them through life, and assist them not to give up so easily, when something brand-new occurs.
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