The benefits of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (piece of paper), is a way for children 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 give children a chance to express themselves, and not all children express themselves through words and through writing, numerous usage art.
2) Color recognition
3) Therapy - for many individuals (myself included) coloring is therapeutic. No matter whether it's doodling, or coloring the "finest image ever", coloring can be a way to de-stress, after a hectic early morning of school work, unwind, and relax, after the stresses of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - numerous children learn how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by first learning how to hold a crayon. The small muscles required for penmanship later on begin to be developed while coloring.
6) Building motor abilities
7) Focus - Paying attention to a single task for a length of time is essential for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Boundaries - Another thing that children gain from coloring pages, with preprinted images on them, is how to accept boundaries. While a young child or young child might scribble all over a coloring sheet, without any respect for the boundaries (lines on the coloring page), as the child ages, they will begin to respect those lines, and make an effort to color between them. While I encourage blank paper coloring for free expression as often as possible, for numerous preschoolers pre-printed coloring pages are their first direct exposure to printed boundaries. This early direct exposure to boundaries in print, will be a huge help when handwriting time comes around, and the child has to respect the boundaries of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Turning point - This is the last little "value" of coloring that I will mention in the meantime, and that is that coloring in the lines is a turning point, a sense of achievement, the initial step towards an effective scholastic profession for numerous children. For numerous children coloring in the lines is simply as crucial as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, finding out the multiplication truths, and so forth. It's a turning point that states "yes I can" do whatever I discover, and it offers children 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 respond. This sense of achievement will carry them through life, and assist them not to give up so easily, when something brand-new comes along.
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