The advantages of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (notepad), is a way for children and adults 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 use, etc. It is essential to offer children a possibility to express themselves, and not all children express themselves through words and through writing, numerous usage art.
2) Color recognition
3) Treatment - for many people (myself included) coloring is therapeutic. Despite whether it's scribbling, or coloring the "finest photo ever", coloring can be a way to de-stress, after a hectic early morning of school work, wind down, and relax, after the tensions of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - numerous children find out how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by very first learning how to hold a crayon. The small muscles required for penmanship later on begin to be developed while coloring.
6) Structure motor skills
7) Focus - Focusing on a single task for a length of time is required for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Limits - Another thing that children gain from coloring pages, with preprinted images on them, is how to accept limits. While a young child or preschooler may doodle all over a coloring sheet, with no respect for the limits (lines on the coloring page), as the child grows older, they will begin to respect those lines, and make an effort to color in between them. While I motivate blank paper coloring totally free expression as frequently 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 substantial assistance when handwriting time comes around, and the child needs 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, and that is that coloring in the lines is a turning point, a sense of accomplishment, the initial step towards a successful academic career for numerous children. For numerous children coloring in the lines is just as crucial as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, discovering the reproduction truths, etc. It's a turning point that says "yes I can" do whatever I encounter, and it provides children with pride, a sense of self worth, and assists them to feel accepted in a society that is frequently quick to judge, and slow to react. This sense of accomplishment will bring them through life, and assist them not to quit so easily, when something brand-new comes along.
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