The benefits of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (notepad), is a way for kids and adults alike to express themselves. You can tell a lot about the method an individual is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they utilize, and so on. It is essential to offer kids a possibility to express themselves, and not all kids express themselves through words and through writing, many use art.
2) Color recognition
3) Treatment - for many people (myself included) coloring is restorative. No matter whether it's scribbling, or coloring the "finest picture ever", coloring can be a way to de-stress, after a busy early morning of school work, unwind, and cool down, after the tensions of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - many kids find out how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by very first knowing how to hold a crayon. The small muscles required for penmanship later on start 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) Borders - Another thing that kids learn from coloring pages, with preprinted pictures on them, is how to accept limits. While a young child or preschooler might doodle all over a coloring sheet, without any respect for the limits (lines on the coloring page), as the child grows older, they will start to respect those lines, and make an effort to color in between them. While I motivate blank paper coloring free of charge expression as often as possible, for many preschoolers pre-printed coloring pages are their very first direct exposure to printed limits. This early direct exposure to limits in print, will be a huge help when handwriting time happens, and the child has 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 discuss in the meantime, and that is that coloring in the lines is a milestone, a sense of accomplishment, the primary step towards an effective academic career for many kids. For many kids coloring in the lines is simply as crucial as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, learning the reproduction truths, etc. It's a milestone that says "yes I can" do whatever I come across, and it offers kids with pride, a sense of self worth, and assists them to feel accepted in a society that is often 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 new occurs.