The advantages of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (notepad), is a way for children 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 use, etc. It is very important to give children a possibility to reveal themselves, and not all children reveal themselves through words and through writing, lots of use art.
2) Color acknowledgment
3) Therapy - for many people (myself included) coloring is healing. Regardless of whether it's doodling, or coloring the "best photo ever", coloring can be a way 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 children find out 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 developed while coloring.
6) Structure motor skills
7) Focus - Taking note of a single task for a length of time is required for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Boundaries - Another thing that children learn from coloring pages, with preprinted photos on them, is how to accept borders. While a young child or young child may scribble all over a coloring sheet, with no regard for the borders (lines on the coloring page), as the kid grows 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 frequently as possible, for lots of young children pre-printed coloring pages are their very first direct exposure to printed borders. This early direct exposure to borders in print, will be a huge aid when handwriting time happens, and the kid needs to appreciate the borders of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Turning point - This is the last little "significance" of coloring that I will mention for now, which is that coloring in the lines is a turning point, a sense of accomplishment, the primary step towards a successful scholastic profession for lots of children. For lots of children coloring in the lines is simply as essential as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, finding out the reproduction truths, and so forth. It's a turning point that says "yes I can" do whatever I stumble upon, and it provides 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 respond. This sense of accomplishment will bring them through life, and help them not to quit so easily, when something new occurs.
Back To Guppy Coloring Pages