The advantages of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (notepad), is a way for children and adults 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 give children a possibility to express themselves, and not all children express themselves through words and through writing, many usage art.
2) Color acknowledgment
3) Treatment - for lots of people (myself consisted of) coloring is healing. Regardless of whether it's doodling, or coloring the "finest picture ever", coloring can be a way to de-stress, after a hectic early morning of school work, wind down, and relax, after the stresses 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 very first learning how to hold a crayon. The small muscles required for penmanship later on begin to be developed while coloring.
6) Structure motor skills
7) Focus - Focusing on 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 photos on them, is how to accept boundaries. While a young child or young child might scribble all over a coloring sheet, with no regard for the boundaries (lines on the coloring page), as the child ages, they will begin to appreciate those lines, and make an effort to color 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 very first direct exposure to printed boundaries. This early direct exposure to boundaries in print, will be a huge help when handwriting time occurs, and the child needs to appreciate the boundaries of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Turning point - This is the last little "value" of coloring that I will mention for now, and that is that coloring in the lines is a turning point, a sense of accomplishment, the primary step towards an effective 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, discovering the multiplication realities, etc. It's a turning point that says "yes I can" do whatever I discover, and it provides children with pride, a sense of self worth, and assists them to feel accepted in a society that is typically fast to judge, and slow to respond. This sense of accomplishment will carry them through life, and assist them not to give up so easily, when something brand-new occurs.
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