The advantages of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (paper), is a way for children and grownups 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, and so on. It is essential to offer children a chance to express themselves, and not all children express themselves through words and through writing, many use art.
2) Color recognition
3) Treatment - for many people (myself consisted of) coloring is therapeutic. No matter whether it's scribbling, or coloring the "finest picture ever", coloring can be a way to de-stress, after a hectic morning of school work, wind down, and cool down, after the tensions of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - many children discover how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by very first knowing how to hold a crayon. The little muscles required for penmanship later begin to be developed while coloring.
6) Building motor abilities
7) Focus - Taking notice of a single task for a length of time is required for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Limits - Another thing that children gain from coloring pages, with preprinted photos on them, is how to accept limits. While a young child or young child may doodle all over a coloring sheet, without any regard for the limits (lines on the coloring page), as the kid ages, 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 many young children pre-printed coloring pages are their very first direct exposure to printed limits. This early direct exposure to limits in print, will be a big assistance when handwriting time happens, and the kid has to appreciate the limits of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Milestone - This is the last little "importance" of coloring that I will mention in the meantime, and that is that coloring in the lines is a milestone, a sense of achievement, the initial step towards a successful scholastic profession for many children. For many 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 milestone that states "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 fast to judge, and slow to respond. This sense of achievement will carry them through life, and assist them not to quit so quickly, when something brand-new occurs.