The benefits of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (piece of paper), is a way for children 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 essential to give children a possibility to express themselves, and not all children express themselves through words and through writing, numerous use art.
2) Color recognition
3) Treatment - for lots of people (myself consisted of) coloring is healing. Regardless of whether it's scribbling, or coloring the "best image ever", coloring can be a way to de-stress, after a busy morning of school work, unwind, and cool down, after the tensions of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - numerous children discover 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 start to be developed while coloring.
6) Building motor abilities
7) Focus - Taking notice 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 learn from coloring pages, with preprinted images on them, is how to accept limits. While a toddler or young child might doodle all over a coloring sheet, with no respect for the limits (lines on the coloring page), as the child grows older, they will start to appreciate those lines, and make an effort to color between them. While I encourage blank paper coloring for free expression as typically as possible, for numerous young children pre-printed coloring pages are their first direct exposure to printed limits. This early direct exposure to limits in print, will be a big assistance when handwriting time comes around, and the child needs to appreciate the limits of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Turning point - This is the last little "significance" of coloring that I will mention in the meantime, and that is that coloring in the lines is a turning point, a sense of accomplishment, the initial step towards an effective academic profession for numerous children. For numerous children coloring in the lines is just as essential as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, discovering the multiplication facts, and so forth. It's a turning point that says "yes I can" do whatever I discover, and it supplies children with pride, a sense of self worth, and helps them to feel accepted in a society that is typically quick to judge, and slow to respond. This sense of accomplishment will carry them through life, and help them not to give up so easily, when something new occurs.
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