The benefits of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (notepad), is a way for kids and adults alike to express themselves. You can inform a lot about the way a person is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they utilize, etc. It is essential to offer kids a possibility to express themselves, and not all kids express themselves through words and through writing, lots of use art.
2) Color acknowledgment
3) Therapy - for lots of people (myself consisted of) coloring is restorative. Regardless of whether it's scribbling, or coloring the "best 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 - lots of kids find out how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by first knowing how to hold a crayon. The little muscles needed for penmanship later start to be established while coloring.
6) Structure motor abilities
7) Focus - Focusing on a single job 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 photos on them, is how to accept limits. While a toddler or preschooler may doodle all over a coloring sheet, without any respect for the limits (lines on the coloring page), as the child grows older, they will start to respect those lines, and make an effort to color between them. While I encourage blank paper coloring totally free expression as frequently as possible, for lots of preschoolers pre-printed coloring pages are their first exposure to printed limits. This early exposure to limits in print, will be a huge help when handwriting time comes around, and the child has to respect the limits of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Milestone - This is the last little "significance" of coloring that I will mention for now, which is that coloring in the lines is a turning point, a sense of achievement, the first step towards an effective scholastic career 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, discovering the multiplication truths, and so forth. It's a turning point that states "yes I can" do whatever I discover, and it supplies kids with pride, a sense of self worth, and helps them to feel accepted in a society that is frequently fast to judge, and slow to respond. This sense of achievement will bring them through life, and help them not to give up so quickly, when something new occurs.