The advantages of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (paper), is a way for children and grownups alike to express themselves. You can inform a lot about the way an individual is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they utilize, and so on. It is essential to offer children a chance to express themselves, and not all children express themselves through words and through writing, lots of use art.
2) Color acknowledgment
3) Therapy - for many individuals (myself included) coloring is restorative. Regardless of whether it's scribbling, or coloring the "finest photo ever", coloring can be a way to de-stress, after a hectic early 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 learn how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by very first knowing how to hold a crayon. The little muscles needed for penmanship later begin to be established while coloring.
6) Building motor skills
7) Focus - Taking note of a single task for a length of time is required for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Boundaries - Another thing that children learn from coloring pages, with preprinted images on them, is how to accept borders. While a young child or preschooler may doodle all over a coloring sheet, with no regard for the borders (lines on the coloring page), as the child gets older, they will begin to respect those lines, and make an effort to color between them. While I motivate blank paper coloring totally free expression as typically as possible, for lots of preschoolers pre-printed coloring pages are their very first direct exposure to printed borders. This early direct exposure to borders in print, will be a huge aid when handwriting time comes around, and the child has to respect the borders of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Milestone - This is the last little "importance" of coloring that I will mention in the meantime, and that is that coloring in the lines is a turning point, a sense of accomplishment, the primary step towards an effective academic profession for lots of children. For lots of children coloring in the lines is just as essential as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, finding out the multiplication realities, etc. 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 assists them to feel accepted in a society that is typically quick to judge, and slow to react. This sense of accomplishment will bring them through life, and assist them not to give up so easily, when something new comes along.
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