The advantages of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (piece of paper), is a method for kids and grownups alike to reveal themselves. You can inform 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 very important to offer kids an opportunity to reveal themselves, and not all kids reveal themselves through words and through writing, lots of usage art.
2) Color recognition
3) Treatment - for many people (myself consisted of) coloring is healing. No matter whether it's doodling, or coloring the "finest image ever", coloring can be a method to de-stress, after a busy morning of school work, unwind, and cool 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 knowing how to hold a crayon. The small muscles needed for penmanship later on start to be established while coloring.
6) Building motor skills
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) Boundaries - Another thing that kids learn from coloring pages, with preprinted pictures on them, is how to accept limits. While a young child or preschooler may doodle all over a coloring sheet, with no respect for the limits (lines on the coloring page), as the kid grows older, they will start to respect those lines, and make an effort to color in between them. While I motivate blank paper coloring free of charge expression as often as possible, for lots of young children pre-printed coloring pages are their very first exposure to printed limits. This early exposure to limits in print, will be a big assistance when handwriting time happens, and the kid has to respect the limits of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Milestone - This is the last little "importance" of coloring that I will discuss for now, which is that coloring in the lines is a turning point, a sense of achievement, the first step towards an effective scholastic career for lots of kids. For lots of kids coloring in the lines is just as essential as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, learning the reproduction facts, etc. It's a turning point that says "yes I can" do whatever I encounter, and it provides kids with pride, a sense of self worth, and helps them to feel accepted in a society that is often fast to judge, and slow to respond. This sense of achievement will carry them through life, and help them not to quit so quickly, when something brand-new comes along.
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