The benefits of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (notepad), is a way for kids and grownups alike to express 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 necessary to offer kids a chance to express themselves, and not all kids express themselves through words and through writing, lots of usage art.
2) Color acknowledgment
3) Therapy - for many people (myself included) coloring is restorative. Despite whether it's doodling, or coloring the "finest picture ever", coloring can be a way to de-stress, after a busy early morning of school work, wind down, and cool down, after the stresses of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - lots of kids learn 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) Building motor abilities
7) Focus - Paying attention to a single task for a length of time is required for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Borders - Another thing that kids learn from coloring pages, with preprinted images on them, is how to accept limits. While a young child or preschooler may doodle all over a coloring sheet, without any respect for the limits (lines on the coloring page), as the kid grows older, they will start to appreciate those lines, and make an effort to color between them. While I motivate blank paper coloring for free expression as typically as possible, for lots of young children pre-printed coloring pages are their first exposure to printed limits. This early exposure to limits in print, will be a huge assistance when handwriting time happens, and the kid 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 for now, which is that coloring in the lines is a turning point, a sense of achievement, the primary step towards a successful scholastic profession for lots of kids. For lots of kids coloring in the lines is simply as crucial as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, finding out the reproduction truths, etc. It's a turning point that says "yes I can" do whatever I discover, and it supplies kids 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 react. This sense of achievement will carry them through life, and help them not to quit so quickly, when something brand-new occurs.
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