The benefits of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (piece of paper), is a way for children and grownups 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, and so on. It is very important to give children a chance to reveal themselves, and not all children reveal themselves through words and through writing, numerous usage art.
2) Color recognition
3) Therapy - for many individuals (myself included) coloring is healing. Despite whether it's doodling, or coloring the "best picture ever", coloring can be a way to de-stress, after a busy early morning of school work, wind down, and calm down, after the tensions of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - numerous children discover how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by first learning how to hold a crayon. The small muscles required for penmanship later on start to be developed while coloring.
6) Structure 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 photos on them, is how to accept limits. While a young child or preschooler might doodle all over a coloring sheet, with no respect for the limits (lines on the coloring page), as the child ages, they will start to respect those lines, and make an effort to color in between them. While I motivate blank paper coloring for free expression as often as possible, for numerous preschoolers pre-printed coloring pages are their first exposure to printed limits. This early exposure to limits in print, will be a big assistance when handwriting time happens, and the child has to respect the limits of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Turning point - This is the last little "importance" of coloring that I will point out in the meantime, which is that coloring in the lines is a turning point, a sense of achievement, the primary step towards a successful scholastic career for numerous children. For numerous children coloring in the lines is simply as crucial as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, finding out the reproduction facts, etc. It's a turning point that states "yes I can" do whatever I come across, and it provides children with pride, a sense of self worth, and helps them to feel accepted in a society that is often fast to judge, and slow to respond. This sense of achievement will bring them through life, and assist them not to give up so easily, when something brand-new occurs.
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