The benefits of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (notepad), is a way for children and adults alike to reveal themselves. You can tell a lot about the method a person is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they use, etc. It is essential to offer children a chance to reveal themselves, and not all children reveal themselves through words and through writing, many use art.
2) Color recognition
3) Therapy - for lots of people (myself consisted of) coloring is restorative. Despite whether it's doodling, or coloring the "finest picture ever", coloring can be a way to de-stress, after a busy morning of school work, wind down, and relax, after the stresses of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - many children discover how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by first learning how to hold a crayon. The little muscles needed for penmanship later begin to be developed while coloring.
6) Structure motor abilities
7) Focus - Taking notice of a single job for a length of time is needed for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Limits - Another thing that children gain from coloring pages, with preprinted images on them, is how to accept boundaries. While a young child or young child may doodle all over a coloring sheet, with no regard for the boundaries (lines on the coloring page), as the child ages, they will begin to appreciate those lines, and make an effort to color in between them. While I encourage blank paper coloring free of charge expression as frequently as possible, for many young children pre-printed coloring pages are their first exposure to printed boundaries. This early exposure to boundaries in print, will be a substantial assistance when handwriting time happens, and the child needs to appreciate the boundaries of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Milestone - This is the last little "value" of coloring that I will mention in the meantime, and that is that coloring in the lines is a turning point, a sense of achievement, the initial step towards an effective scholastic profession for many children. For many children coloring in the lines is just as crucial as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, learning the reproduction facts, and so forth. It's a turning point that says "yes I can" do whatever I encounter, 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 respond. This sense of achievement will bring them through life, and help them not to give up so quickly, when something brand-new comes along.