The advantages of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (paper), is a way for kids and grownups alike to express themselves. You can inform a lot about the way a person is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they use, etc. It is very important to offer kids a possibility to express themselves, and not all kids express themselves through words and through writing, many usage art.
2) Color acknowledgment
3) Therapy - for lots of people (myself consisted of) coloring is therapeutic. Regardless of whether it's scribbling, or coloring the "finest image ever", coloring can be a way 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 learn how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by very first learning how to hold a crayon. The small muscles required for penmanship later on start to be developed while coloring.
6) Building motor abilities
7) Focus - Taking note of a single job for a length of time is needed for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Limits - Another thing that kids learn from coloring pages, with preprinted images on them, is how to accept boundaries. While a toddler or young child might doodle all over a coloring sheet, with no regard for the boundaries (lines on the coloring page), as the child ages, they will start to respect those lines, and make an effort to color between them. While I encourage blank paper coloring for free expression as often as possible, for many preschoolers pre-printed coloring pages are their very first exposure to printed boundaries. This early exposure to boundaries in print, will be a big aid when handwriting time happens, and the child needs to respect 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, which is that coloring in the lines is a turning point, a sense of accomplishment, the primary step towards a successful academic career for many kids. For many kids coloring in the lines is simply as crucial as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, finding out the multiplication facts, etc. It's a turning point that says "yes I can" do whatever I discover, and it offers kids with pride, a sense of self worth, and assists them to feel accepted in a society that is often fast to judge, and slow to react. This sense of accomplishment will carry them through life, and assist them not to give up so easily, when something brand-new occurs.
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