The benefits of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (piece of paper), is a way for children 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, etc. It is important to provide children an opportunity to express themselves, and not all children express themselves through words and through writing, lots of use art.
2) Color recognition
3) Therapy - for lots of people (myself consisted of) coloring is therapeutic. Regardless of whether it's scribbling, or coloring the "best photo ever", coloring can be a way to de-stress, after a busy early morning of school work, unwind, and relax, after the stresses 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 very first knowing how to hold a crayon. The little muscles needed for penmanship later start 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) Boundaries - Another thing that children gain from coloring pages, with preprinted photos on them, is how to accept boundaries. While a young child or young child might doodle all over a coloring sheet, with no regard for the boundaries (lines on the coloring page), as the kid gets older, they will start to appreciate those lines, and make an effort to color between them. While I motivate blank paper coloring for free expression as often as possible, for lots of preschoolers pre-printed coloring pages are their very first direct exposure to printed boundaries. This early direct exposure to boundaries in print, will be a huge help when handwriting time happens, and the kid has to appreciate the boundaries of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Turning point - This is the last little "significance" of coloring that I will discuss in the meantime, and that is that coloring in the lines is a milestone, a sense of accomplishment, the primary step towards an effective academic 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 multiplication realities, etc. It's a milestone that states "yes I can" do whatever I come across, and it offers children with pride, a sense of self worth, and helps them to feel accepted in a society that is often quick to judge, and slow to react. This sense of accomplishment will carry them through life, and help them not to quit so quickly, when something new comes along.
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