The advantages of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (notepad), is a method for children and grownups alike to express themselves. You can tell a lot about the method a person is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they utilize, and so on. It is important to give children a chance to express themselves, and not all children express themselves through words and through writing, numerous use art.
2) Color recognition
3) Treatment - for many people (myself included) coloring is restorative. Regardless of whether it's scribbling, or coloring the "best image ever", coloring can be a method to de-stress, after a hectic morning of school work, wind down, and relax, after the stresses 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 little muscles required for penmanship later start to be established while coloring.
6) Building motor skills
7) Focus - Taking notice of a single task for a length of time is required for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Boundaries - Another thing that children gain from coloring pages, with preprinted pictures on them, is how to accept limits. While a young child or young child may doodle all over a coloring sheet, with no regard for the limits (lines on the coloring page), as the child ages, they will start to appreciate those lines, and make an effort to color in between them. While I encourage blank paper coloring for free expression as often as possible, for numerous young children pre-printed coloring pages are their first exposure to printed limits. This early exposure to limits in print, will be a substantial 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 "value" of coloring that I will discuss in the meantime, and that is that coloring in the lines is a turning point, a sense of accomplishment, the first step towards a successful academic profession for numerous children. For numerous children coloring in the lines is simply as crucial as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, learning the multiplication realities, and so forth. It's a turning point that says "yes I can" do whatever I encounter, and it provides children with pride, a sense of self worth, and assists them to feel accepted in a society that is often quick to judge, and slow to react. This sense of accomplishment will bring them through life, and assist them not to give up so quickly, when something brand-new comes along.
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