The benefits of coloring pages:
1) Self expression - coloring on a blank "canvas" (paper), is a method for kids and adults alike to express themselves. You can inform a lot about the way a person is feeling by the images that they draw, the colors that they utilize, etc. It is essential to offer kids a possibility to express themselves, and not all kids express themselves through words and through writing, many use art.
2) Color recognition
3) Therapy - for many people (myself consisted of) coloring is restorative. Regardless of whether it's doodling, or coloring the "best picture ever", coloring can be a method to de-stress, after a hectic early morning of school work, wind down, and relax, 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 begin to be developed while coloring.
6) Structure motor skills
7) Focus - Taking note of a single task for a length of time is needed for coloring and for all sorts of things throughout one's life.
8) Borders - Another thing that kids learn from coloring pages, with preprinted photos on them, is how to accept boundaries. While a young child or young child might doodle all over a coloring sheet, with no regard for the boundaries (lines on the coloring page), as the kid grows older, they will begin to respect those lines, and make an effort to color in between them. While I encourage blank paper coloring for free expression as often as possible, for many preschoolers pre-printed coloring pages are their very first exposure to printed boundaries. This early exposure to boundaries in print, will be a big help when handwriting time happens, and the kid needs to respect the boundaries of the preprinted handwriting lines on the paper.
9) Milestone - This is the last little "value" of coloring that I will point out for now, which is that coloring in the lines is a turning point, a sense of achievement, the initial step towards a successful academic career for many kids. For many kids coloring in the lines is simply as important as counting to 10, counting to 100, reciting the alphabet, learning the multiplication realities, and so forth. It's a turning point that states "yes I can" do whatever I stumble upon, and it provides 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.
Back To Car Coloring Pages