The advantages of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (notepad), is a way for kids 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, etc. It is important to give kids an opportunity to express themselves, and not all kids express themselves through words and through writing, numerous use art.
2) Color recognition
3) Therapy - for lots of people (myself consisted of) coloring is therapeutic. No matter whether it's doodling, or coloring the "finest photo ever", coloring can be a way to de-stress, after a hectic early morning of school work, unwind, and cool down, after the tensions of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - numerous kids learn how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by very first learning how to hold a crayon. The little muscles needed for penmanship later on begin to be established while coloring.
6) Building motor skills
7) Focus - Focusing on a single task for a length of time is required 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 toddler or young child may scribble all over a coloring sheet, without any regard for the limits (lines on the coloring page), as the kid grows older, they will begin to appreciate those lines, and make an effort to color 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 very first direct exposure to printed limits. This early direct exposure to limits in print, will be a big assistance when handwriting time happens, and the kid needs to appreciate the limits of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Turning point - This is the last little "value" of coloring that I will point out for now, which is that coloring in the lines is a milestone, a sense of achievement, the initial step towards a successful academic career for numerous kids. For numerous kids coloring in the lines is just as essential as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, discovering the multiplication realities, etc. It's a milestone that says "yes I can" do whatever I discover, and it offers kids with pride, a sense of self worth, and assists them to feel accepted in a society that is frequently fast to judge, and slow to respond. This sense of achievement will carry them through life, and help them not to quit so easily, when something new occurs.