The benefits of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (notepad), is a method for children and grownups alike to reveal themselves. You can inform a lot about the way an individual is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they utilize, etc. It is very important to provide children an opportunity to reveal themselves, and not all children reveal themselves through words and through writing, lots of usage art.
2) Color recognition
3) Treatment - for many individuals (myself consisted of) coloring is restorative. No matter whether it's doodling, or coloring the "best picture ever", coloring can be a method to de-stress, after a busy early morning of school work, unwind, and calm down, after the stresses of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - lots of children find out how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by very first knowing how to hold a crayon. The little muscles required for penmanship later start to be established while coloring.
6) Structure motor skills
7) Focus - Taking notice of a single job for a length of time is required for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Borders - Another thing that children learn from coloring pages, with preprinted photos on them, is how to accept boundaries. While a toddler or preschooler might doodle all over a coloring sheet, with no regard for the boundaries (lines on the coloring page), as the child gets older, they will start to appreciate those lines, and make an effort to color between them. While I encourage blank paper coloring for free expression as frequently as possible, for lots of young children pre-printed coloring pages are their very first exposure to printed boundaries. This early exposure to boundaries in print, will be a substantial help when handwriting time occurs, and the child needs 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 for now, and that is that coloring in the lines is a turning point, a sense of achievement, the initial step towards a successful scholastic profession for lots of children. For lots of children coloring in the lines is simply as important as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, learning the multiplication facts, etc. It's a turning point that states "yes I can" do whatever I discover, and it provides children 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 respond. This sense of achievement will carry them through life, and help them not to give up so quickly, when something new occurs.
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