The benefits of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (notepad), is a method for kids and grownups alike to express themselves. You can inform a lot about the method a person is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they use, etc. It is necessary to give kids a chance to express themselves, and not all kids express themselves through words and through writing, lots of usage art.
2) Color recognition
3) Treatment - for lots of people (myself included) coloring is restorative. Despite whether it's scribbling, or coloring the "best picture ever", coloring can be a method to de-stress, after a hectic morning of school work, wind down, and calm down, after the stresses 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 learning how to hold a crayon. The little muscles required for penmanship later start to be developed while coloring.
6) Structure motor abilities
7) Focus - Paying attention to a single job for a length of time is essential for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Limits - Another thing that kids gain from coloring pages, with preprinted images on them, is how to accept borders. While a young child or young child might doodle all over a coloring sheet, with no respect for the borders (lines on the coloring page), as the child grows older, they will start to respect those lines, and make an effort to color in between them. While I encourage blank paper coloring totally free expression as often as possible, for lots of preschoolers pre-printed coloring pages are their very first direct exposure to printed borders. This early direct exposure to borders in print, will be a big help when handwriting time happens, and the child has to respect the borders of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Turning point - This is the last little "value" of coloring that I will point out in the meantime, which is that coloring in the lines is a milestone, a sense of achievement, the first step towards an effective academic profession for lots of kids. For lots of kids coloring in the lines is simply as essential as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, learning the multiplication realities, and so forth. It's a milestone that says "yes I can" do whatever I encounter, and it offers kids 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 respond. This sense of achievement will carry them through life, and help them not to give up so quickly, when something new comes along.