The advantages of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (paper), is a method for kids and adults alike to reveal themselves. You can inform a lot about the way an individual is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they utilize, etc. It is essential to offer kids an opportunity to reveal themselves, and not all kids reveal themselves through words and through writing, lots of use art.
2) Color acknowledgment
3) Treatment - for lots of people (myself included) coloring is healing. Regardless of whether it's doodling, or coloring the "best image ever", coloring can be a method to de-stress, after a hectic early morning of school work, unwind, and cool down, after the stresses of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - lots of kids discover 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 on start to be established while coloring.
6) Structure motor skills
7) Focus - Taking note of a single task for a length of time is needed for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Borders - Another thing that kids learn from coloring pages, with preprinted pictures on them, is how to accept boundaries. While a toddler or preschooler may scribble all over a coloring sheet, without any respect for the boundaries (lines on the coloring page), as the child gets older, they will start to appreciate those lines, and make an effort to color in between them. While I encourage blank paper coloring free of charge expression as typically as possible, for lots of 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 big help when handwriting time happens, and the child needs to appreciate the boundaries of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Milestone - This is the last little "significance" of coloring that I will point out for now, which is that coloring in the lines is a turning point, a sense of achievement, the primary step towards an effective scholastic 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, finding out the multiplication truths, 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 helps them to feel accepted in a society that is typically fast to judge, and slow to react. This sense of achievement will carry them through life, and help them not to give up so easily, when something new comes along.
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