The advantages of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (piece of paper), is a method for kids and grownups alike to express themselves. You can inform a lot about the method a person is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they use, and so on. It is essential to provide kids a possibility to express themselves, and not all kids express themselves through words and through writing, many use art.
2) Color recognition
3) Treatment - for many people (myself included) coloring is therapeutic. Regardless of whether it's doodling, 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 tensions of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - many kids find out 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 on begin to be established while coloring.
6) Building motor abilities
7) Focus - Focusing on a single job 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 gain from coloring pages, with preprinted images on them, is how to accept boundaries. While a toddler or preschooler might scribble all over a coloring sheet, with no respect for the boundaries (lines on the coloring page), as the child ages, they will begin to respect those lines, and make an effort to color between them. While I motivate blank paper coloring totally free expression as typically as possible, for many preschoolers pre-printed coloring pages are their very first exposure to printed boundaries. This early exposure to boundaries in print, will be a substantial aid when handwriting time comes around, and the child has to respect the boundaries of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Milestone - This is the last little "value" of coloring that I will mention for now, which is that coloring in the lines is a turning point, a sense of accomplishment, the first step towards a successful scholastic profession for many kids. For many kids coloring in the lines is just as crucial as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, learning the reproduction truths, etc. It's a turning point that says "yes I can" do whatever I discover, and it provides kids with pride, a sense of self worth, and assists them to feel accepted in a society that is typically fast to judge, and slow to react. This sense of accomplishment will bring them through life, and assist them not to quit so easily, when something brand-new comes along.