The advantages of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (notepad), is a way for children and adults alike to express themselves. You can tell a lot about the method an individual is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they use, and so on. It is important to give children a possibility to express themselves, and not all children express themselves through words and through writing, many use art.
2) Color acknowledgment
3) Treatment - for lots of people (myself included) coloring is healing. No matter whether it's scribbling, or coloring the "finest image ever", coloring can be a way to de-stress, after a busy morning of school work, wind down, and relax, after the tensions 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 learning how to hold a crayon. The small muscles required for penmanship later start to be developed while coloring.
6) Structure motor skills
7) Focus - Paying attention to a single task for a length of time is needed for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Limits - Another thing that children gain from coloring pages, with preprinted images on them, is how to accept boundaries. While a young child or young child may doodle all over a coloring sheet, without any regard for the boundaries (lines on the coloring page), as the kid ages, they will start to appreciate those lines, and make an effort to color in between them. While I motivate blank paper coloring for free expression as typically as possible, for many preschoolers pre-printed coloring pages are their first exposure to printed boundaries. This early exposure to boundaries in print, will be a huge assistance when handwriting time happens, and the kid has to appreciate the boundaries of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Turning point - This is the last little "importance" of coloring that I will point out for now, which is that coloring in the lines is a turning point, a sense of achievement, the primary step towards an effective 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 reproduction facts, and so forth. It's a turning point that states "yes I can" do whatever I come across, and it offers children with pride, a sense of self worth, and assists them to feel accepted in a society that is typically fast to judge, and slow to respond. This sense of achievement will carry them through life, and help them not to quit so easily, when something new occurs.
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