The benefits of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (notepad), is a method for kids and adults 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 use, etc. It is essential to offer kids a possibility to reveal themselves, and not all kids reveal themselves through words and through writing, lots of usage art.
2) Color recognition
3) Therapy - for many individuals (myself included) coloring is healing. No matter whether it's scribbling, or coloring the "best image ever", coloring can be a method to de-stress, after a busy early morning of school work, wind down, and relax, after the stresses of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - lots of kids learn how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by very first knowing how to hold a crayon. The little muscles required for penmanship later on begin to be developed while coloring.
6) Building motor skills
7) Focus - Focusing on a single job for a length of time is essential for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Borders - Another thing that kids gain from coloring pages, with preprinted images on them, is how to accept boundaries. While a toddler or young child might doodle all over a coloring sheet, with no respect for the boundaries (lines on the coloring page), as the kid gets older, they will begin to appreciate those lines, and make an effort to color in between them. While I motivate blank paper coloring for free expression as typically as possible, for lots of young children pre-printed coloring pages are their very first exposure to printed boundaries. This early exposure to boundaries in print, will be a big help when handwriting time occurs, and the kid has to appreciate the boundaries of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Milestone - This is the last little "importance" of coloring that I will point out in the meantime, and that is that coloring in the lines is a milestone, a sense of accomplishment, the first step towards a successful scholastic profession for lots of kids. For lots of kids coloring in the lines is simply as important as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, discovering the multiplication realities, and so forth. It's a milestone that states "yes I can" do whatever I stumble upon, and it provides kids with pride, a sense of self worth, and helps them to feel accepted in a society that is typically quick to judge, and slow to respond. This sense of accomplishment will carry them through life, and assist them not to give up so easily, when something brand-new comes along.
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