The benefits of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (notepad), 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, and so on. It is very important to give kids an opportunity to express themselves, and not all kids express themselves through words and through writing, lots of use art.
2) Color acknowledgment
3) Therapy - for many individuals (myself consisted of) coloring is healing. Despite whether it's doodling, or coloring the "finest image ever", coloring can be a way to de-stress, after a busy early morning of school work, wind down, and cool down, after the stresses of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - lots of kids discover how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by very first knowing how to hold a crayon. The small muscles required for penmanship later begin to be established while coloring.
6) Building motor abilities
7) Focus - Taking note of a single job for a length of time is required for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Limits - Another thing that kids learn from coloring pages, with preprinted pictures on them, is how to accept limits. While a toddler or young child might doodle all over a coloring sheet, with no regard for the limits (lines on the coloring page), as the kid gets older, they will begin to appreciate those lines, and make an effort to color between them. While I motivate blank paper coloring free of charge expression as frequently as possible, for lots of preschoolers pre-printed coloring pages are their very first direct exposure to printed limits. This early direct exposure to limits in print, will be a big aid when handwriting time comes around, and the kid has to appreciate the limits of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Milestone - This is the last little "significance" of coloring that I will discuss for now, which is that coloring in the lines is a milestone, a sense of achievement, the initial step towards a successful academic career for lots of kids. For lots of kids coloring in the lines is just as crucial as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, finding out the multiplication facts, and so forth. It's a milestone that says "yes I can" do whatever I encounter, and it offers kids 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 achievement will bring them through life, and assist them not to quit so easily, when something brand-new occurs.
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