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 inform a lot about the way a person is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they utilize, and so on. It is very important to provide children a possibility to reveal themselves, and not all children reveal themselves through words and through writing, numerous use art.
2) Color acknowledgment
3) Therapy - for many individuals (myself included) coloring is restorative. Despite whether it's scribbling, or coloring the "best picture ever", coloring can be a way to de-stress, after a busy 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 little muscles needed for penmanship later on start to be established while coloring.
6) Building motor abilities
7) Focus - Paying attention to a single job for a length of time is needed for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Borders - Another thing that children learn from coloring pages, with preprinted images on them, is how to accept limits. While a young child or preschooler may scribble all over a coloring sheet, without any respect for the limits (lines on the coloring page), as the kid 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 often as possible, for numerous preschoolers pre-printed coloring pages are their very first exposure to printed limits. This early exposure to limits in print, will be a substantial aid when handwriting time comes around, and the kid needs to appreciate the limits of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Turning point - This is the last little "value" of coloring that I will discuss for now, and that is that coloring in the lines is a milestone, a sense of achievement, the first step towards an effective scholastic profession for numerous children. For numerous children coloring in the lines is just as crucial as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, learning the multiplication realities, etc. It's a milestone that says "yes I can" do whatever I stumble upon, and it provides children with pride, a sense of self worth, and assists them to feel accepted in a society that is often quick to judge, and slow to react. This sense of achievement will bring them through life, and assist them not to quit so easily, when something new occurs.