The benefits of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (notepad), is a way for children and adults alike to express themselves. You can tell a lot about the way an individual is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they use, etc. It is very important to give children a possibility to express themselves, and not all children express themselves through words and through writing, lots of use art.
2) Color acknowledgment
3) Treatment - for many individuals (myself consisted of) coloring is healing. No matter whether it's scribbling, or coloring the "best image ever", coloring can be a way to de-stress, after a hectic morning of school work, unwind, and cool down, after the tensions of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - lots of children discover how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by very first learning how to hold a crayon. The little muscles required for penmanship later begin to be developed while coloring.
6) Building motor abilities
7) Focus - Taking note of a single task for a length of time is necessary for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Limits - Another thing that children gain from coloring pages, with preprinted images on them, is how to accept borders. While a young child or young child might doodle all over a coloring sheet, without any regard for the borders (lines on the coloring page), as the child gets 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 frequently as possible, for lots of preschoolers pre-printed coloring pages are their very first exposure to printed borders. This early exposure to borders in print, will be a substantial aid when handwriting time comes around, and the child has to appreciate the borders of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Turning point - This is the last little "importance" of coloring that I will point out in the meantime, and that is that coloring in the lines is a milestone, a sense of achievement, the first step towards an effective scholastic profession for lots of children. For lots of children coloring in the lines is simply as essential as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, finding out the reproduction realities, etc. It's a milestone that says "yes I can" do whatever I come across, and it provides children with pride, a sense of self worth, and assists them to feel accepted in a society that is frequently quick to judge, and slow to react. This sense of achievement will carry them through life, and help them not to give up so quickly, when something brand-new occurs.
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