The benefits of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (piece of paper), is a way for children and grownups 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 utilize, and so on. It is necessary to give children a chance to express themselves, and not all children express themselves through words and through writing, many use art.
2) Color acknowledgment
3) Treatment - for lots of people (myself included) coloring is healing. Despite whether it's doodling, or coloring the "finest image ever", coloring can be a way to de-stress, after a busy early morning of school work, unwind, and relax, after the stresses of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - many children find out 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 start to be established while coloring.
6) Building motor skills
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) Boundaries - Another thing that children learn from coloring pages, with preprinted images on them, is how to accept limits. While a young child or preschooler may scribble all over a coloring sheet, with no regard for the limits (lines on the coloring page), as the kid grows older, they will start to respect those lines, and make an effort to color between them. While I motivate blank paper coloring for free expression as frequently as possible, for many young children pre-printed coloring pages are their first direct exposure to printed limits. This early direct exposure to limits in print, will be a big aid when handwriting time occurs, and the kid needs to respect the limits of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Milestone - This is the last little "value" of coloring that I will point out in the meantime, which is that coloring in the lines is a turning point, a sense of accomplishment, the initial step towards a successful academic profession for many children. For many children coloring in the lines is simply as crucial as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, learning the multiplication truths, etc. It's a turning point that says "yes I can" do whatever I stumble upon, and it offers children with pride, a sense of self worth, and assists them to feel accepted in a society that is frequently quick to judge, and slow to react. This sense of accomplishment will carry them through life, and help them not to give up so easily, when something brand-new occurs.