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 utilize, and so on. It is essential to provide kids a chance to express themselves, and not all kids express themselves through words and through writing, lots of use art.
2) Color acknowledgment
3) Therapy - for many individuals (myself included) coloring is healing. Regardless of whether it's scribbling, or coloring the "finest picture ever", coloring can be a method to de-stress, after a hectic morning of school work, wind down, and cool down, after the stresses 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 very first learning how to hold a crayon. The little muscles needed for penmanship later start to be established while coloring.
6) Building motor skills
7) Focus - Taking note of a single task for a length of time is necessary for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Boundaries - Another thing that kids learn from coloring pages, with preprinted photos on them, is how to accept borders. While a young child or preschooler might scribble all over a coloring sheet, without any respect for the borders (lines on the coloring page), as the kid gets 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 lots of young children pre-printed coloring pages are their very first exposure to printed borders. This early exposure to borders in print, will be a huge aid when handwriting time occurs, and the kid has to respect the borders of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Milestone - This is the last little "significance" of coloring that I will discuss in the meantime, and that is that coloring in the lines is a milestone, a sense of achievement, the initial step towards a successful academic career for lots of kids. For lots of kids coloring in the lines is just as essential as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, discovering the multiplication truths, etc. It's a milestone that states "yes I can" do whatever I stumble upon, and it supplies 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 achievement will bring them through life, and help them not to give up so quickly, when something new comes along.