By 5p1d3rm4n. Coloring Pages. At Saturday, November 09th 2019, 09:19:34 AM.
Coloring is an activity that helps children build the muscles in their fingers, hand and wrist which aids in manipulating small objects. Coloring in requires great attention to detail and precision to keep within the lines which gives children an opportunity to develop co-ordination.
The act of coloring is likened to meditation or mindfulness in that it gives people something else to focus their attention on. When the brain is focused on a simple activity that takes us outside of ourselves and with a predictable outcome, it’s able to relax.
When testing to measure improvements in psychological outcomes, a study concluded that ”Coloring participants showed significantly lower levels of depressive symptoms and anxiety after the intervention. We conclude that daily coloring can improve some negative psychological outcomes and that it may provide an effective, inexpensive, and highly accessible self-help tool.”