The benefits of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (piece of paper), is a method for children and adults alike to express themselves. You can tell a lot about the method an individual is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they use, etc. It is very important to give children a possibility to express themselves, and not all children express themselves through words and through writing, numerous use art.
2) Color recognition
3) Therapy - for many individuals (myself included) coloring is therapeutic. Despite whether it's doodling, or coloring the "finest picture ever", coloring can be a method to de-stress, after a hectic morning of school work, unwind, and cool down, after the tensions of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - numerous children find out how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by first knowing how to hold a crayon. The small muscles needed for penmanship later start to be established while coloring.
6) Building motor abilities
7) Focus - Taking note of a single job 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 gain from coloring pages, with preprinted photos on them, is how to accept boundaries. While a young child or preschooler might scribble all over a coloring sheet, with no respect for the boundaries (lines on the coloring page), as the kid gets older, they will start to respect those lines, and make an effort to color between them. While I encourage blank paper coloring totally free expression as frequently as possible, for numerous young children pre-printed coloring pages are their first exposure to printed boundaries. This early exposure to boundaries in print, will be a huge aid when handwriting time happens, and the kid has to respect the boundaries of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Milestone - This is the last little "value" of coloring that I will point out for now, and that is that coloring in the lines is a milestone, a sense of accomplishment, the first step towards a successful academic profession for numerous children. For numerous children coloring in the lines is just as important as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, discovering the reproduction facts, and so forth. It's a milestone that states "yes I can" do whatever I discover, 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 respond. This sense of accomplishment will carry them through life, and help them not to quit so easily, when something brand-new comes along.
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