The benefits of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (notepad), is a method 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, etc. It is necessary to give kids an opportunity to reveal themselves, and not all kids reveal themselves through words and through writing, numerous usage art.
2) Color acknowledgment
3) Therapy - for lots of people (myself included) coloring is therapeutic. Regardless of whether it's scribbling, or coloring the "finest photo ever", coloring can be a method to de-stress, after a hectic morning of school work, wind down, and calm down, after the stresses of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - numerous kids discover how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by very first knowing how to hold a crayon. The little muscles required for penmanship later start to be developed while coloring.
6) Building motor abilities
7) Focus - Focusing on a single task for a length of time is necessary for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Borders - Another thing that kids learn from coloring pages, with preprinted images on them, is how to accept borders. While a toddler or preschooler may scribble all over a coloring sheet, with no respect for the borders (lines on the coloring page), as the child gets older, they will start to appreciate those lines, and make an effort to color in between them. While I encourage blank paper coloring for free expression as typically as possible, for numerous preschoolers pre-printed coloring pages are their very first exposure to printed borders. This early exposure to borders in print, will be a big aid when handwriting time comes around, and the child has to appreciate the borders of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Milestone - This is the last little "value" of coloring that I will discuss for now, and that is that coloring in the lines is a turning point, a sense of achievement, the initial step towards an effective academic profession for numerous kids. For numerous kids coloring in the lines is just as crucial as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, learning the multiplication facts, and so forth. It's a turning point 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 typically quick to judge, and slow to react. This sense of achievement will carry them through life, and help them not to give up so easily, when something brand-new occurs.
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