The advantages of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (notepad), is a method for children and adults alike to express themselves. You can inform a lot about the method a person is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they use, and so on. It is necessary to offer children an opportunity to express themselves, and not all children express themselves through words and through writing, lots of use art.
2) Color acknowledgment
3) Treatment - for many individuals (myself consisted of) coloring is therapeutic. 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, wind down, and cool down, after the stresses of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - lots of children discover how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by first knowing how to hold a crayon. The small muscles required for penmanship later on begin to be established while coloring.
6) Building motor abilities
7) Focus - Taking note of a single task 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 photos on them, is how to accept borders. While a toddler or preschooler may doodle all over a coloring sheet, without any regard for the borders (lines on the coloring page), as the child gets 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 typically 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 occurs, and the child needs to appreciate the borders of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Milestone - This is the last little "significance" of coloring that I will point out for now, which is that coloring in the lines is a milestone, a sense of accomplishment, the initial 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, learning the multiplication facts, etc. It's a milestone that states "yes I can" do whatever I stumble upon, and it offers children with pride, a sense of self worth, and helps them to feel accepted in a society that is typically fast to judge, and slow to react. This sense of accomplishment will carry them through life, and assist them not to quit so quickly, when something brand-new occurs.