The benefits of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (paper), is a method for children and adults alike to express themselves. You can tell a lot about the way an individual is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they use, and so on. It is essential to provide children a possibility to express themselves, and not all children express themselves through words and through writing, numerous usage art.
2) Color recognition
3) Therapy - for many people (myself included) coloring is therapeutic. Despite whether it's doodling, or coloring the "best image ever", coloring can be a method to de-stress, after a hectic early morning of school work, wind down, and calm down, after the tensions of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - numerous children discover how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by very first knowing how to hold a crayon. The small muscles required for penmanship later on begin to be established while coloring.
6) Structure motor abilities
7) Focus - Taking notice of a single job for a length of time is necessary 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 toddler or preschooler might scribble all over a coloring sheet, without any respect for the borders (lines on the coloring page), as the kid gets older, they will begin to respect those lines, and make an effort to color between them. While I encourage blank paper coloring free of charge expression as often as possible, for numerous 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 help when handwriting time happens, and the kid needs to respect 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 milestone, a sense of achievement, the initial step towards a successful scholastic career for numerous children. For numerous children coloring in the lines is just as important as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, discovering the reproduction facts, etc. It's a milestone that says "yes I can" do whatever I encounter, and it offers children 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 react. This sense of achievement will carry them through life, and help them not to quit so easily, when something brand-new comes along.