The advantages of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (piece of paper), is a way for children and adults alike to reveal themselves. You can inform a lot about the method an individual is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they utilize, and so on. It is essential to provide children an opportunity to reveal themselves, and not all children reveal themselves through words and through writing, lots of usage art.
2) Color acknowledgment
3) Treatment - for lots of people (myself consisted of) coloring is restorative. No matter whether it's doodling, or coloring the "best picture ever", coloring can be a way to de-stress, after a busy morning of school work, wind down, and cool down, after the tensions of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - lots of children find out how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by first learning how to hold a crayon. The little muscles needed for penmanship later start 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) Boundaries - Another thing that children learn from coloring pages, with preprinted pictures on them, is how to accept limits. While a young child or preschooler might doodle all over a coloring sheet, without any respect for the limits (lines on the coloring page), as the child gets older, they will start to respect those lines, and make an effort to color between them. While I motivate blank paper coloring totally free expression as frequently as possible, for lots of young children pre-printed coloring pages are their first exposure to printed limits. This early exposure to limits in print, will be a huge aid when handwriting time happens, and the child needs to respect the limits of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Turning point - This is the last little "value" of coloring that I will mention in the meantime, and that is that coloring in the lines is a turning point, a sense of achievement, the first step towards a successful academic profession for lots of children. For lots of children coloring in the lines is simply as important as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, finding out the multiplication realities, and so forth. It's a turning point that states "yes I can" do whatever I encounter, and it offers children with pride, a sense of self worth, and helps them to feel accepted in a society that is frequently quick to judge, and slow to react. This sense of achievement will bring them through life, and assist them not to give up so quickly, when something brand-new occurs.
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