The benefits of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (paper), is a method for kids and grownups alike to express themselves. You can inform 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 provide kids an opportunity to express themselves, and not all kids express themselves through words and through writing, many use art.
2) Color recognition
3) Therapy - for many individuals (myself included) coloring is therapeutic. Regardless of whether it's scribbling, or coloring the "best photo ever", coloring can be a method to de-stress, after a hectic early morning of school work, unwind, and calm down, after the stresses 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 first knowing how to hold a crayon. The small muscles required for penmanship later on start to be established while coloring.
6) Building motor skills
7) Focus - Paying attention to a single task 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 borders. While a young child or young child might scribble all over a coloring sheet, without any respect for the borders (lines on the coloring page), as the kid grows older, 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 frequently as possible, for many preschoolers pre-printed coloring pages are their first exposure to printed borders. This early exposure to borders in print, will be a huge assistance when handwriting time comes around, and the kid has to appreciate the borders of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Milestone - This is the last little "value" of coloring that I will mention for now, and that is that coloring in the lines is a turning point, a sense of achievement, the initial step towards an effective academic 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, discovering the reproduction realities, etc. It's a turning point that says "yes I can" do whatever I stumble upon, and it provides kids with pride, a sense of self worth, and helps them to feel accepted in a society that is frequently quick to judge, and slow to react. This sense of achievement will bring them through life, and help them not to give up so easily, when something brand-new comes along.
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