The benefits of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (piece of paper), is a method for children and adults alike to reveal themselves. You can tell a lot about the way a person is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they utilize, and so on. It is important to give children an opportunity to reveal themselves, and not all children reveal themselves through words and through writing, many usage art.
2) Color recognition
3) Therapy - for lots of people (myself consisted of) coloring is therapeutic. No matter whether it's scribbling, or coloring the "finest image ever", coloring can be a method to de-stress, after a hectic early morning of school work, unwind, and cool down, after the tensions of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - many children find out how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by first learning how to hold a crayon. The little muscles needed for penmanship later on begin to be established while coloring.
6) Building motor skills
7) Focus - Focusing on a single task for a length of time is required for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Borders - Another thing that children learn from coloring pages, with preprinted photos on them, is how to accept borders. While a young child or young child might doodle all over a coloring sheet, without any respect for the borders (lines on the coloring page), as the child gets older, they will begin 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 many young children pre-printed coloring pages are their first direct exposure to printed borders. This early direct exposure to borders in print, will be a substantial help when handwriting time occurs, and the child has to respect the borders of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Milestone - This is the last little "significance" of coloring that I will mention for now, which is that coloring in the lines is a milestone, a sense of accomplishment, the primary step towards an effective academic profession for many children. For many children coloring in the lines is just as crucial as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, finding out the reproduction facts, etc. It's a milestone that states "yes I can" do whatever I come across, and it offers children with pride, a sense of self worth, and assists them to feel accepted in a society that is often fast to judge, and slow to react. This sense of accomplishment will carry them through life, and help them not to quit so easily, when something brand-new occurs.
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