The advantages 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 tell 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 offer children a chance to reveal themselves, and not all children reveal themselves through words and through writing, many usage art.
2) Color acknowledgment
3) Therapy - for lots of people (myself included) coloring is restorative. No matter whether it's scribbling, or coloring the "finest image ever", coloring can be a method to de-stress, after a hectic morning of school work, unwind, and cool down, after the stresses of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - many children learn 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 developed while coloring.
6) Structure motor abilities
7) Focus - Taking note of a single task for a length of time is needed for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Boundaries - Another thing that children gain from coloring pages, with preprinted pictures on them, is how to accept limits. While a young child or young child may scribble all over a coloring sheet, without any respect for the limits (lines on the coloring page), as the kid grows older, they will start to respect those lines, and make an effort to color in 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 limits. This early exposure to limits in print, will be a huge help when handwriting time occurs, and the kid has to respect the limits of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Milestone - This is the last little "value" of coloring that I will mention for now, which is that coloring in the lines is a turning point, a sense of accomplishment, the initial step towards a successful scholastic profession for many children. For many children coloring in the lines is simply as essential 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 stumble upon, and it supplies children with pride, a sense of self worth, and assists them to feel accepted in a society that is frequently fast to judge, and slow to respond. This sense of accomplishment will carry them through life, and assist them not to give up so quickly, when something brand-new occurs.
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