The advantages of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (notepad), is a way for children 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 use, etc. It is important to provide children a possibility to reveal themselves, and not all children reveal themselves through words and through writing, many use art.
2) Color recognition
3) Treatment - for many people (myself consisted of) coloring is healing. Despite whether it's scribbling, or coloring the "finest image ever", coloring can be a way to de-stress, after a hectic early morning of school work, unwind, and calm down, after the tensions of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - many children learn how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by first learning how to hold a crayon. The little 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 needed for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Limits - Another thing that children learn from coloring pages, with preprinted photos on them, is how to accept borders. While a toddler or preschooler may doodle all over a coloring sheet, with no respect for the borders (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 motivate blank paper coloring totally free expression as frequently as possible, for many young children pre-printed coloring pages are their first direct exposure to printed borders. This early direct exposure to borders in print, will be a substantial help when handwriting time happens, and the child needs 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 turning point, a sense of achievement, the primary step towards a successful academic career for many children. For many children coloring in the lines is just as essential as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, learning the multiplication truths, and so forth. It's a turning point that says "yes I can" do whatever I come across, and it supplies children with pride, a sense of self worth, and helps them to feel accepted in a society that is frequently fast to judge, and slow to react. This sense of achievement will carry them through life, and assist them not to give up so quickly, when something brand-new occurs.