The advantages of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (piece of paper), is a method for kids and grownups alike to express themselves. You can tell a lot about the way a person is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they utilize, etc. It is important to offer kids an opportunity to express themselves, and not all kids express themselves through words and through writing, many use art.
2) Color recognition
3) Therapy - for lots of people (myself included) coloring is healing. No matter whether it's doodling, or coloring the "finest picture ever", coloring can be a method to de-stress, after a hectic morning of school work, unwind, and calm down, after the tensions of a day at school or work.
4) Grip/Control - many kids discover how to hold a pencil, pen, marker, or colored pencil, by very first knowing how to hold a crayon. The small muscles needed 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 essential for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Boundaries - Another thing that kids learn from coloring pages, with preprinted photos on them, is how to accept limits. While a toddler or preschooler might doodle all over a coloring sheet, without any respect for the limits (lines on the coloring page), as the child grows older, they will start to respect those lines, and make an effort to color between them. While I encourage blank paper coloring totally free expression as often as possible, for many young children pre-printed coloring pages are their very first exposure to printed limits. This early exposure to limits in print, will be a huge assistance when handwriting time occurs, and the child needs to respect the limits of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Turning point - This is the last little "significance" of coloring that I will point out in the meantime, which is that coloring in the lines is a turning point, a sense of achievement, the first step towards a successful scholastic profession for many kids. For many kids coloring in the lines is simply as essential as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, finding out the multiplication facts, and so forth. It's a turning point that states "yes I can" do whatever I discover, and it offers kids with pride, a sense of self worth, and assists them to feel accepted in a society that is often quick to judge, and slow to react. This sense of achievement will bring them through life, and assist them not to give up so quickly, when something brand-new comes along.
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