The advantages of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (paper), is a way for kids and adults alike to express themselves. You can tell a lot about the way a person is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they use, etc. It is necessary to offer kids a chance to express themselves, and not all kids express themselves through words and through writing, lots of usage art.
2) Color acknowledgment
3) Therapy - for many individuals (myself consisted of) coloring is restorative. Regardless of whether it's doodling, or coloring the "finest image ever", coloring can be a way to de-stress, after a hectic morning of school work, wind down, and calm down, after the tensions of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - lots of kids learn how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by very first knowing how to hold a crayon. The small muscles needed for penmanship later on start to be established while coloring.
6) Building motor skills
7) Focus - Taking notice of a single job for a length of time is essential for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Borders - Another thing that kids learn from coloring pages, with preprinted pictures on them, is how to accept boundaries. While a young child or preschooler might scribble all over a coloring sheet, without any regard for the boundaries (lines on the coloring page), as the kid ages, they will start to respect those lines, and make an effort to color in between them. While I motivate blank paper coloring free of charge expression as typically as possible, for lots of young children pre-printed coloring pages are their very first exposure to printed boundaries. This early exposure to boundaries in print, will be a huge assistance when handwriting time happens, and the kid needs to respect the boundaries of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Milestone - This is the last little "value" of coloring that I will discuss for now, which is that coloring in the lines is a milestone, a sense of achievement, the primary step towards a successful academic profession for lots of kids. For lots of kids coloring in the lines is simply as important as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, finding out the reproduction facts, and so forth. It's a milestone that says "yes I can" do whatever I come across, and it supplies kids with pride, a sense of self worth, and helps them to feel accepted in a society that is typically quick to judge, and slow to react. This sense of achievement will bring them through life, and help them not to quit so quickly, when something new occurs.