The benefits of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (piece of paper), is a method for kids and adults alike to reveal themselves. You can tell a lot about the way an individual is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they use, and so on. It is very important to provide kids an opportunity to reveal themselves, and not all kids reveal themselves through words and through writing, lots of use art.
2) Color acknowledgment
3) Treatment - for lots of people (myself consisted of) coloring is healing. Regardless of whether it's scribbling, or coloring the "finest picture 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 - lots of kids find out how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by first knowing how to hold a crayon. The little muscles needed for penmanship later start to be developed while coloring.
6) Building motor abilities
7) Focus - Paying attention to a single job for a length of time is necessary for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Borders - Another thing that kids gain from coloring pages, with preprinted photos on them, is how to accept borders. While a toddler or preschooler might doodle all over a coloring sheet, with no respect for the borders (lines on the coloring page), as the kid ages, they will start to appreciate those lines, and make an effort to color in between them. While I encourage blank paper coloring free of charge expression as frequently as possible, for lots of young children pre-printed coloring pages are their first exposure to printed borders. This early exposure to borders in print, will be a huge 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 "value" of coloring that I will discuss for now, which is that coloring in the lines is a turning point, a sense of achievement, the initial step towards an effective scholastic profession for lots of kids. For lots of kids coloring in the lines is simply as essential as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, learning the multiplication facts, 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 helps them to feel accepted in a society that is frequently quick to judge, and slow to respond. This sense of achievement will bring them through life, and assist them not to give up so easily, when something brand-new comes along.
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