The benefits of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (notepad), is a method for children and grownups alike to reveal themselves. You can inform a lot about the way an individual is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they utilize, and so on. It is very important to give children a possibility to reveal themselves, and not all children reveal themselves through words and through writing, lots of use art.
2) Color acknowledgment
3) Treatment - for lots of people (myself consisted of) coloring is healing. No matter whether it's doodling, or coloring the "finest picture ever", coloring can be a method to de-stress, after a hectic morning of school work, unwind, and calm down, after the stresses of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - lots of children learn how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by first learning how to hold a crayon. The small muscles required for penmanship later begin to be established while coloring.
6) Building motor skills
7) Focus - Paying attention to a single task 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 learn from coloring pages, with preprinted images on them, is how to accept borders. While a toddler or preschooler may doodle all over a coloring sheet, with no regard for the borders (lines on the coloring page), as the kid gets older, they will begin to appreciate those lines, and make an effort to color in between them. While I motivate blank paper coloring for free expression as frequently as possible, for lots of preschoolers pre-printed coloring pages are their first direct exposure to printed borders. This early direct exposure to borders in print, will be a big aid when handwriting time happens, and the kid has to appreciate the borders of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Milestone - 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 turning point, a sense of accomplishment, the primary step towards an effective academic 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 multiplication facts, etc. It's a turning point that states "yes I can" do whatever I stumble upon, and it offers children with pride, a sense of self worth, and assists them to feel accepted in a society that is frequently fast to judge, and slow to respond. This sense of accomplishment will carry them through life, and help them not to give up so quickly, when something brand-new comes along.
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