The advantages of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (notepad), is a way for kids and adults alike to reveal 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 kids a possibility to reveal themselves, and not all kids reveal themselves through words and through writing, lots of usage art.
2) Color recognition
3) Treatment - for many individuals (myself consisted of) coloring is healing. Regardless of whether it's scribbling, or coloring the "finest photo ever", coloring can be a way to de-stress, after a busy early morning of school work, unwind, and relax, after the stresses of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - lots of kids discover 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 start to be developed while coloring.
6) Structure motor skills
7) Focus - Taking notice of a single job for a length of time is required for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Limits - Another thing that kids gain from coloring pages, with preprinted pictures on them, is how to accept limits. While a toddler or young child might scribble all over a coloring sheet, without any regard for the limits (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 typically 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 substantial aid when handwriting time comes around, and the kid has to respect the limits of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Turning point - This is the last little "value" of coloring that I will mention for now, which is that coloring in the lines is a milestone, a sense of accomplishment, the first step towards an effective 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 reproduction truths, etc. It's a milestone that states "yes I can" do whatever I come across, and it supplies kids with pride, a sense of self worth, and helps them to feel accepted in a society that is typically fast to judge, and slow to react. This sense of accomplishment will carry them through life, and help them not to quit so quickly, when something brand-new occurs.