The benefits of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (piece of paper), is a way for kids and adults alike to express themselves. You can tell a lot about the way an individual is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they use, etc. It is essential to give kids a chance to express themselves, and not all kids express themselves through words and through writing, many use art.
2) Color acknowledgment
3) Therapy - for lots of people (myself consisted of) coloring is healing. Despite whether it's doodling, or coloring the "finest image ever", coloring can be a way to de-stress, after a hectic morning of school work, unwind, and cool down, after the tensions of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - many kids find out how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by very 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 job for a length of time is required for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Borders - Another thing that kids gain from coloring pages, with preprinted photos on them, is how to accept borders. While a young child or young child may scribble all over a coloring sheet, without any regard for the borders (lines on the coloring page), as the child grows older, they will begin to appreciate 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 many preschoolers pre-printed coloring pages are their very first exposure to printed borders. This early exposure to borders in print, will be a huge assistance when handwriting time occurs, and the child has to appreciate the borders of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Turning point - This is the last little "significance" of coloring that I will point out in the meantime, which is that coloring in the lines is a milestone, a sense of achievement, the initial step towards an effective scholastic career for many kids. For many kids coloring in the lines is simply as essential as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, discovering the multiplication truths, etc. It's a milestone that says "yes I can" do whatever I stumble upon, and it offers 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 react. This sense of achievement will bring them through life, and help them not to quit so easily, when something new occurs.