The advantages of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (piece of paper), is a way for children and grownups alike to reveal themselves. You can inform a lot about the method an individual is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they use, and so on. It is necessary to offer children an opportunity to reveal themselves, and not all children reveal themselves through words and through writing, lots of use art.
2) Color recognition
3) Treatment - for many people (myself included) coloring is therapeutic. Despite whether it's doodling, or coloring the "finest photo ever", coloring can be a way to de-stress, after a busy early morning of school work, wind down, and calm down, after the stresses of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - lots of children discover how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by very first learning how to hold a crayon. The little muscles required for penmanship later begin to be established while coloring.
6) Structure motor skills
7) Focus - Focusing on 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 learn from coloring pages, with preprinted pictures on them, is how to accept borders. While a young child or preschooler may scribble all over a coloring sheet, without any respect for the borders (lines on the coloring page), as the kid ages, they will begin to respect those lines, and make an effort to color between them. While I encourage blank paper coloring free of charge expression as typically as possible, for lots of preschoolers pre-printed coloring pages are their very first direct exposure to printed borders. This early direct exposure to borders in print, will be a huge assistance when handwriting time occurs, and the kid has to respect the borders 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 milestone, a sense of achievement, the primary step towards a successful scholastic career for lots of children. For lots of children coloring in the lines is simply as crucial as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, discovering the multiplication facts, and so forth. It's a milestone that states "yes I can" do whatever I discover, and it provides children with pride, a sense of self worth, and helps them to feel accepted in a society that is typically fast to judge, and slow to respond. This sense of achievement will carry them through life, and help them not to quit so easily, when something new comes along.
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