The advantages of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (piece of paper), is a way for kids 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 use, and so on. It is essential to provide kids a chance to reveal themselves, and not all kids reveal themselves through words and through writing, numerous usage art.
2) Color recognition
3) Therapy - for many individuals (myself consisted of) coloring is healing. Despite whether it's scribbling, or coloring the "best image ever", coloring can be a way 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 - numerous kids discover how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by first learning how to hold a crayon. The small muscles needed for penmanship later on begin to be developed while coloring.
6) Structure motor skills
7) Focus - Focusing on a single job for a length of time is necessary for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Boundaries - Another thing that kids gain from coloring pages, with preprinted images on them, is how to accept limits. While a toddler or preschooler might doodle all over a coloring sheet, with no respect for the limits (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 totally free expression as frequently as possible, for numerous young children pre-printed coloring pages are their first exposure to printed limits. This early exposure to limits in print, will be a substantial aid when handwriting time happens, and the child has to appreciate the limits of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Milestone - This is the last little "importance" of coloring that I will point out for now, which is that coloring in the lines is a milestone, a sense of accomplishment, the primary step towards a successful academic career for numerous kids. For numerous kids coloring in the lines is just as important as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, finding out the multiplication realities, etc. It's a milestone that says "yes I can" do whatever I stumble upon, and it provides kids 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 accomplishment will carry them through life, and help them not to quit so easily, when something brand-new comes along.