The benefits of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (paper), is a method for kids and adults alike to express themselves. You can tell a lot about the method a person is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they use, etc. It is very important to give kids a chance to express themselves, and not all kids express themselves through words and through writing, lots of use art.
2) Color recognition
3) Therapy - for many individuals (myself consisted of) coloring is therapeutic. Regardless of whether it's doodling, or coloring the "best photo ever", coloring can be a method to de-stress, after a hectic morning of school work, wind down, and relax, after the tensions of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - lots of kids learn how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by first knowing how to hold a crayon. The little muscles required for penmanship later on start to be developed while coloring.
6) Building motor skills
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) Limits - Another thing that kids gain from coloring pages, with preprinted images on them, is how to accept limits. While a young child or preschooler might scribble all over a coloring sheet, without any respect for the limits (lines on the coloring page), as the kid ages, they will start to respect those lines, and make an effort to color between them. While I encourage blank paper coloring free of charge expression as typically as possible, for lots of young children pre-printed coloring pages are their first exposure to printed limits. This early exposure to limits in print, will be a big assistance when handwriting time happens, and the kid needs to respect the limits of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Turning point - This is the last little "significance" of coloring that I will mention in the meantime, which is that coloring in the lines is a turning point, a sense of accomplishment, the initial step towards a successful scholastic profession for lots of kids. For lots of kids coloring in the lines is simply as crucial as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, finding out the multiplication truths, etc. It's a turning point that says "yes I can" do whatever I come across, and it provides kids with pride, a sense of self worth, and assists them to feel accepted in a society that is typically quick to judge, and slow to react. This sense of accomplishment will carry them through life, and help them not to give up so quickly, when something brand-new comes along.