The benefits of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (notepad), is a way for children and grownups alike to express themselves. You can inform a lot about the method a person is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they utilize, etc. It is essential to give children an opportunity to express themselves, and not all children express themselves through words and through writing, numerous use art.
2) Color acknowledgment
3) Therapy - for many individuals (myself included) coloring is healing. Regardless of whether it's scribbling, or coloring the "best picture ever", coloring can be a way to de-stress, after a hectic early morning of school work, unwind, and calm down, after the stresses of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - numerous children learn how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by first knowing how to hold a crayon. The little muscles required for penmanship later start to be established while coloring.
6) Structure motor skills
7) Focus - Paying attention to 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 children learn from coloring pages, with preprinted images on them, is how to accept limits. While a toddler or preschooler may scribble all over a coloring sheet, with no regard for the limits (lines on the coloring page), as the child grows older, they will start to appreciate those lines, and make an effort to color between them. While I encourage blank paper coloring for free expression as typically as possible, for numerous young children pre-printed coloring pages are their first exposure to printed limits. This early exposure to limits in print, will be a huge help 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 point out for now, and that is that coloring in the lines is a turning point, a sense of achievement, the initial step towards an effective academic profession for numerous children. For numerous children coloring in the lines is simply as crucial as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, learning the multiplication facts, etc. It's a turning point that says "yes I can" do whatever I come across, and it offers children with pride, a sense of self worth, and assists them to feel accepted in a society that is typically fast to judge, and slow to respond. This sense of achievement will carry them through life, and help them not to quit so easily, when something new comes along.
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