The advantages of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (notepad), is a method for kids and grownups 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 very important 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 recognition
3) Treatment - for many people (myself included) coloring is healing. Regardless of 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, unwind, and cool down, 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 knowing how to hold a crayon. The small muscles required for penmanship later on start to be developed while coloring.
6) Structure motor abilities
7) Focus - Paying attention to 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 doodle all over a coloring sheet, without any respect for the boundaries (lines on the coloring page), as the child ages, they will start to appreciate those lines, and make an effort to color between them. While I encourage blank paper coloring totally free expression as typically as possible, for lots of young children pre-printed coloring pages are their first direct exposure to printed boundaries. This early direct exposure to boundaries in print, will be a big assistance when handwriting time comes around, and the child needs to appreciate the boundaries of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Turning point - This is the last little "value" of coloring that I will mention in the meantime, which is that coloring in the lines is a milestone, a sense of accomplishment, the first step towards an effective scholastic career for lots of kids. For lots of kids coloring in the lines is just as important as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, learning the reproduction facts, etc. It's a milestone that says "yes I can" do whatever I encounter, and it supplies kids with pride, a sense of self worth, and assists them to feel accepted in a society that is typically quick to judge, and slow to respond. This sense of accomplishment will carry them through life, and help them not to give up so quickly, when something new occurs.
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