The advantages of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (paper), is a method for children and adults alike to express themselves. You can inform 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 offer children a chance to express themselves, and not all children express themselves through words and through writing, lots of usage art.
2) Color acknowledgment
3) Treatment - for many people (myself consisted of) coloring is healing. No matter whether it's scribbling, or coloring the "finest image ever", coloring can be a method 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 - lots of children find out how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by very first knowing how to hold a crayon. The small muscles required for penmanship later begin to be developed while coloring.
6) Building motor abilities
7) Focus - Taking note of a single task for a length of time is essential for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Borders - Another thing that children learn from coloring pages, with preprinted pictures on them, is how to accept boundaries. While a toddler or young child may scribble all over a coloring sheet, with no respect for the boundaries (lines on the coloring page), as the child ages, they will begin to appreciate those lines, and make an effort to color between them. While I motivate blank paper coloring for free expression as frequently as possible, for lots of preschoolers pre-printed coloring pages are their very 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 child has to appreciate the boundaries of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Milestone - This is the last little "importance" of coloring that I will discuss for now, which is that coloring in the lines is a turning point, a sense of accomplishment, the first step towards a successful academic profession for lots of children. For lots of children coloring in the lines is just as crucial as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, discovering the multiplication facts, and so forth. It's a turning point that says "yes I can" do whatever I encounter, and it provides children with pride, a sense of self worth, and assists them to feel accepted in a society that is frequently fast to judge, and slow to react. This sense of accomplishment will carry them through life, and assist them not to quit so quickly, when something brand-new occurs.
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