The advantages of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (notepad), is a method for children and adults alike to reveal themselves. You can tell a lot about the method an individual is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they utilize, etc. It is very important to offer children a chance to reveal themselves, and not all children reveal themselves through words and through writing, numerous use art.
2) Color recognition
3) Therapy - for lots of people (myself consisted of) coloring is restorative. Regardless of whether it's doodling, or coloring the "finest image ever", coloring can be a method to de-stress, after a hectic early morning of school work, unwind, and relax, after the tensions of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - numerous children learn how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by very first knowing how to hold a crayon. The little muscles required for penmanship later on begin to be developed while coloring.
6) Building motor abilities
7) Focus - Taking note of 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 limits. While a toddler or preschooler might scribble all over a coloring sheet, without any respect for the limits (lines on the coloring page), as the kid grows older, they will begin to respect those lines, and make an effort to color between them. While I motivate blank paper coloring totally free expression as frequently as possible, for numerous young children pre-printed coloring pages are their very first direct exposure to printed limits. This early direct exposure to limits in print, will be a substantial aid when handwriting time happens, and the kid needs 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 mention for now, which is that coloring in the lines is a turning point, a sense of achievement, the primary step towards a successful academic profession for numerous children. For numerous children coloring in the lines is simply as important as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, learning the reproduction realities, etc. 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 assists them to feel accepted in a society that is frequently fast to judge, and slow to react. This sense of achievement will bring them through life, and assist them not to give up so quickly, when something new comes along.
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