The advantages of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (paper), is a method for children and adults alike to reveal themselves. You can tell a lot about the way an individual is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they utilize, and so on. It is essential to provide children a chance to reveal themselves, and not all children reveal themselves through words and through writing, lots of usage art.
2) Color recognition
3) Therapy - for many individuals (myself included) coloring is healing. No matter whether it's doodling, or coloring the "best image ever", coloring can be a method to de-stress, after a busy early morning of school work, wind down, and cool down, after the tensions of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - lots of children learn how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by first knowing how to hold a crayon. The little muscles needed for penmanship later on start to be developed while coloring.
6) Structure motor skills
7) Focus - Paying attention to a single task for a length of time is necessary for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Borders - Another thing that children gain from coloring pages, with preprinted pictures on them, is how to accept boundaries. While a toddler or preschooler may doodle all over a coloring sheet, without any regard for the boundaries (lines on the coloring page), as the kid gets older, they will start to respect those lines, and make an effort to color in between them. While I encourage blank paper coloring for free expression as typically as possible, for lots of young children pre-printed coloring pages are their first exposure to printed boundaries. This early exposure to boundaries in print, will be a huge assistance when handwriting time comes around, and the kid needs to respect the boundaries of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Milestone - This is the last little "significance" of coloring that I will discuss in the meantime, 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 just as essential as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, discovering the reproduction realities, and so forth. It's a milestone that says "yes I can" do whatever I come across, and it offers children with pride, a sense of self worth, and assists them to feel accepted in a society that is typically quick to judge, and slow to respond. This sense of accomplishment will carry them through life, and assist them not to quit so quickly, when something new occurs.