The advantages of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (piece of paper), is a method for kids and grownups alike to reveal themselves. You can tell 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 offer kids an opportunity to reveal themselves, and not all kids reveal themselves through words and through writing, numerous use art.
2) Color recognition
3) Therapy - for lots of people (myself included) coloring is therapeutic. Regardless of whether it's scribbling, or coloring the "finest image ever", coloring can be a method to de-stress, after a busy morning of school work, wind down, and calm down, after the stresses of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - numerous kids discover how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by very first learning how to hold a crayon. The little muscles required for penmanship later begin to be established while coloring.
6) Building motor abilities
7) Focus - Taking note of a single task for a length of time is necessary for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Limits - Another thing that kids gain from coloring pages, with preprinted photos on them, is how to accept limits. While a toddler or young child may scribble all over a coloring sheet, with no regard for the limits (lines on the coloring page), as the child gets older, they will begin to appreciate those lines, and make an effort to color in between them. While I encourage blank paper coloring for free expression as often as possible, for numerous young children pre-printed coloring pages are their very first direct exposure to printed limits. This early direct exposure to limits in print, will be a huge aid when handwriting time happens, and the child needs to appreciate the limits of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Turning point - This is the last little "importance" of coloring that I will discuss in the meantime, which is that coloring in the lines is a milestone, a sense of accomplishment, the primary step towards an effective scholastic career for numerous kids. For numerous kids coloring in the lines is simply as important as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, finding out the reproduction truths, and so forth. It's a milestone that says "yes I can" do whatever I come across, and it offers kids with pride, a sense of self worth, and assists them to feel accepted in a society that is often fast to judge, and slow to react. This sense of accomplishment will bring them through life, and help them not to quit so easily, when something new comes along.
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