The benefits 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 inform a lot about the way an individual is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they use, etc. It is important to provide children a chance to express themselves, and not all children express themselves through words and through writing, many use art.
2) Color recognition
3) Therapy - for many people (myself included) coloring is therapeutic. Regardless of whether it's doodling, or coloring the "finest picture ever", coloring can be a way to de-stress, after a hectic morning of school work, wind down, and relax, after the stresses 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 knowing how to hold a crayon. The little muscles required for penmanship later begin to be established while coloring.
6) Structure motor skills
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 children gain from coloring pages, with preprinted photos on them, is how to accept limits. While a toddler or preschooler might doodle all over a coloring sheet, with no regard for the limits (lines on the coloring page), as the child gets older, they will begin to respect those lines, and make an effort to color between them. While I motivate blank paper coloring free of charge expression as typically as possible, for many preschoolers pre-printed coloring pages are their first exposure to printed limits. This early exposure to limits in print, will be a huge aid when handwriting time occurs, and the child needs to respect the limits 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, and that is that coloring in the lines is a turning point, a sense of accomplishment, the first step towards an effective academic 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, learning the multiplication realities, and so forth. It's a turning point that states "yes I can" do whatever I come across, and it supplies children with pride, a sense of self worth, and helps them to feel accepted in a society that is typically fast to judge, and slow to respond. This sense of accomplishment will bring them through life, and help them not to quit so easily, when something brand-new occurs.
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