The benefits of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (notepad), is a method for kids and adults alike to reveal themselves. You can inform a lot about the way a person is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they utilize, and so on. It is very important to offer kids a possibility to reveal themselves, and not all kids reveal themselves through words and through writing, lots of use art.
2) Color recognition
3) Therapy - for many individuals (myself included) coloring is restorative. Despite whether it's scribbling, or coloring the "finest image 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 - lots of kids learn how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by very first learning how to hold a crayon. The small muscles needed for penmanship later start to be developed while coloring.
6) Structure motor abilities
7) Focus - Focusing on a single job for a length of time is needed for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Boundaries - Another thing that kids learn from coloring pages, with preprinted pictures on them, is how to accept boundaries. While a young child or young child may doodle all over a coloring sheet, with no respect for the boundaries (lines on the coloring page), as the kid gets older, they will start to respect those lines, and make an effort to color between them. While I encourage blank paper coloring totally free expression as frequently 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 substantial assistance when handwriting time occurs, and the kid has to respect the boundaries of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Turning point - This is the last little "importance" of coloring that I will discuss in the meantime, and that is that coloring in the lines is a turning point, a sense of achievement, the primary step towards an effective scholastic career for lots of kids. For lots of kids coloring in the lines is simply as important as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, discovering the reproduction 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 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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