The advantages of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (piece of paper), is a way for children and grownups alike to express themselves. You can tell a lot about the method an individual is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they utilize, and so on. It is important to provide children an opportunity to express themselves, and not all children express themselves through words and through writing, lots of use art.
2) Color acknowledgment
3) Therapy - for lots of people (myself included) coloring is restorative. Despite whether it's doodling, or coloring the "finest image ever", coloring can be a way to de-stress, after a hectic early morning of school work, unwind, and calm down, after the tensions of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - lots of children discover how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by first learning how to hold a crayon. The small muscles needed for penmanship later start to be established while coloring.
6) Building motor skills
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) Limits - Another thing that children learn from coloring pages, with preprinted images on them, is how to accept boundaries. While a toddler or preschooler might doodle all over a coloring sheet, with no regard for the boundaries (lines on the coloring page), as the kid gets 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 typically as possible, for lots of young children pre-printed coloring pages are their first direct exposure to printed boundaries. This early direct exposure to boundaries in print, will be a huge help when handwriting time occurs, and the kid has to respect the boundaries of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Turning point - 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 accomplishment, the initial step towards a successful scholastic profession for lots of children. For lots of children coloring in the lines is simply as important as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, discovering the reproduction facts, etc. It's a milestone that states "yes I can" do whatever I discover, and it supplies children 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 respond. This sense of accomplishment will bring them through life, and assist them not to quit so quickly, when something new occurs.
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