The advantages of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (piece of paper), is a method for kids and grownups alike to reveal themselves. You can tell a lot about the method a person is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they utilize, and so on. It is very important to give kids a chance to reveal themselves, and not all kids reveal themselves through words and through writing, numerous use art.
2) Color acknowledgment
3) Treatment - for lots of people (myself included) coloring is healing. No matter whether it's doodling, or coloring the "finest photo ever", coloring can be a method to de-stress, after a busy early morning of school work, unwind, and cool down, after the stresses of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - numerous kids learn how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by first knowing how to hold a crayon. The small muscles required for penmanship later begin to be developed while coloring.
6) Building motor abilities
7) Focus - Paying attention to 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 kids gain from coloring pages, with preprinted pictures on them, is how to accept borders. While a toddler or preschooler may doodle all over a coloring sheet, without any regard for the borders (lines on the coloring page), as the child grows older, they will begin to appreciate those lines, and make an effort to color between them. While I encourage blank paper coloring totally free expression as often as possible, for numerous preschoolers pre-printed coloring pages are their first exposure to printed borders. This early exposure to borders in print, will be a huge assistance when handwriting time happens, and the child has to appreciate the borders of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Milestone - This is the last little "value" of coloring that I will discuss for now, and that is that coloring in the lines is a turning point, a sense of achievement, the first step towards an effective academic profession for numerous kids. For numerous kids coloring in the lines is just as crucial as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, learning the multiplication realities, and so forth. It's a turning point that states "yes I can" do whatever I encounter, and it supplies kids with pride, a sense of self worth, and helps them to feel accepted in a society that is often quick to judge, and slow to respond. This sense of achievement will bring them through life, and help them not to give up so easily, when something brand-new comes along.