The advantages of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (piece of paper), is a method for kids and adults alike to reveal themselves. You can inform a lot about the method an individual is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they utilize, etc. It is important to give kids an opportunity to reveal themselves, and not all kids reveal themselves through words and through writing, many use art.
2) Color recognition
3) Therapy - for lots of people (myself consisted of) coloring is therapeutic. Regardless of whether it's scribbling, or coloring the "finest picture ever", coloring can be a method to de-stress, after a busy early morning of school work, wind down, and relax, after the tensions of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - many kids discover 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) Structure motor skills
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) Boundaries - Another thing that kids learn from coloring pages, with preprinted pictures on them, is how to accept limits. While a young child or young child may doodle all over a coloring sheet, with no respect for the limits (lines on the coloring page), as the kid ages, they will begin to respect 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 many young children pre-printed coloring pages are their very first exposure to printed limits. This early exposure to limits in print, will be a substantial assistance when handwriting time happens, and the kid needs to respect the limits of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Milestone - This is the last little "value" of coloring that I will discuss for now, which is that coloring in the lines is a turning point, a sense of achievement, the first step towards a successful academic career for many kids. For many kids coloring in the lines is simply as essential as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, finding out the multiplication realities, and so forth. It's a turning point that states "yes I can" do whatever I encounter, and it supplies kids 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 achievement will carry them through life, and help them not to quit so quickly, when something new occurs.
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