The advantages of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (piece of paper), is a method for children and adults alike to reveal 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 necessary to provide children a possibility to reveal themselves, and not all children reveal themselves through words and through writing, lots of use art.
2) Color recognition
3) Treatment - for many people (myself consisted of) coloring is restorative. Despite whether it's doodling, or coloring the "finest photo ever", coloring can be a method to de-stress, after a busy early morning of school work, wind down, and calm down, after the tensions of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - lots of children learn how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by first knowing how to hold a crayon. The small muscles required for penmanship later begin to be developed while coloring.
6) Structure motor skills
7) Focus - Taking notice of 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 children learn from coloring pages, with preprinted pictures on them, is how to accept borders. While a young child or preschooler might scribble all over a coloring sheet, with no respect for the borders (lines on the coloring page), as the child grows older, they will begin to appreciate 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 preschoolers pre-printed coloring pages are their first direct exposure to printed borders. This early direct exposure to borders in print, will be a substantial aid when handwriting time occurs, and the child needs to appreciate the borders of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Milestone - This is the last little "importance" of coloring that I will mention for now, and that is that coloring in the lines is a milestone, a sense of achievement, the primary step towards an effective academic career for lots of children. For lots of children coloring in the lines is just as crucial as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, finding out the multiplication facts, etc. It's a milestone that states "yes I can" do whatever I stumble upon, and it supplies children with pride, a sense of self worth, and helps 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 assist them not to quit so easily, when something brand-new comes along.