The advantages of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (paper), is a way for children and grownups alike to express themselves. You can inform a lot about the way an individual is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they utilize, etc. It is necessary to give children a chance to express themselves, and not all children express themselves through words and through writing, many usage art.
2) Color recognition
3) Therapy - for lots of people (myself included) coloring is restorative. Despite whether it's scribbling, or coloring the "finest photo 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 - many children find out 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 on start to be developed while coloring.
6) Structure motor skills
7) Focus - Taking note of a single task for a length of time is needed for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Borders - Another thing that children gain from coloring pages, with preprinted images on them, is how to accept limits. While a young child or young child may doodle all over a coloring sheet, with no respect 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 totally free expression as typically as possible, for many young children pre-printed coloring pages are their first exposure to printed limits. This early exposure to limits in print, will be a big aid when handwriting time comes around, and the child needs to appreciate the limits of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Milestone - This is the last little "significance" of coloring that I will discuss for now, which is that coloring in the lines is a turning point, a sense of accomplishment, the initial step towards a successful academic career for many children. For many children coloring in the lines is just as essential as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, learning the reproduction realities, etc. It's a turning point that says "yes I can" do whatever I encounter, 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 assist them not to give up so quickly, when something new comes along.
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