The advantages of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (notepad), is a method for kids and grownups 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, etc. It is essential to give kids a possibility to reveal themselves, and not all kids reveal themselves through words and through writing, many use art.
2) Color recognition
3) Treatment - for lots of people (myself consisted of) coloring is therapeutic. Regardless of whether it's scribbling, or coloring the "finest picture ever", coloring can be a method to de-stress, after a busy morning of school work, wind down, and cool down, after the stresses of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - many kids find out how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by very first knowing how to hold a crayon. The little muscles needed for penmanship later start to be established while coloring.
6) Structure motor abilities
7) Focus - Paying attention to a single job for a length of time is required for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Boundaries - Another thing that kids learn from coloring pages, with preprinted images on them, is how to accept boundaries. While a toddler or preschooler might doodle all over a coloring sheet, with no respect for the boundaries (lines on the coloring page), as the kid grows older, they will start to respect those lines, and make an effort to color between them. While I motivate blank paper coloring for free expression as typically as possible, for many young children pre-printed coloring pages are their very first direct exposure to printed boundaries. This early direct exposure to boundaries in print, will be a big help when handwriting time comes around, and the kid has to respect the boundaries of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Milestone - This is the last little "importance" of coloring that I will mention in the meantime, which is that coloring in the lines is a turning point, a sense of accomplishment, the primary step towards an effective scholastic career for many kids. For many kids coloring in the lines is simply as important as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, learning the multiplication truths, etc. It's a turning point that states "yes I can" do whatever I come across, and it supplies kids with pride, a sense of self worth, and assists them to feel accepted in a society that is typically quick to judge, and slow to react. This sense of accomplishment will bring them through life, and help them not to give up so quickly, when something new comes along.
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