The benefits of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (paper), is a method for children and grownups 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, etc. It is essential to provide children an opportunity to express themselves, and not all children express themselves through words and through writing, many use art.
2) Color acknowledgment
3) Treatment - for many people (myself consisted of) coloring is restorative. Regardless of whether it's doodling, or coloring the "best photo ever", coloring can be a method to de-stress, after a busy early morning of school work, wind down, and relax, after the stresses of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - many 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 begin to be developed while coloring.
6) Structure motor abilities
7) Focus - Taking note of a single job for a length of time is essential 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 borders. While a toddler or young child might doodle all over a coloring sheet, without any regard for the borders (lines on the coloring page), as the kid grows older, they will begin to appreciate those lines, and make an effort to color between them. While I encourage blank paper coloring for free expression as frequently as possible, for many preschoolers pre-printed coloring pages are their first direct exposure to printed borders. This early direct exposure to borders in print, will be a big assistance when handwriting time happens, and the kid has to appreciate the borders of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Turning point - 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 an effective scholastic profession for many children. For many children coloring in the lines is just as important as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, finding out the reproduction realities, and so forth. It's a milestone that states "yes I can" do whatever I discover, 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 react. This sense of achievement will carry them through life, and help them not to quit so quickly, when something new occurs.
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