By 5p1d3rm4n. Coloring Pages. At Saturday, November 09th 2019, 08:49:17 AM.
Boundaries – Another thing that children learn from coloring pages, with pre-printed pictures on them, is how to accept boundaries. While a toddler or preschooler might scribble all over a coloring sheet, with no respect for the boundaries (lines on the coloring page), as the child gets older, they will begin to respect those lines, and make an effort to color between them. While I encourage blank paper coloring for free expression as often as possible, for many preschoolers pre-printed coloring pages are their first exposure to printed boundaries. This early exposure to boundaries in print, will be a huge help when handwriting time comes around, and the child has to respect the boundaries of the pre-printed handwriting lines on the paper.
Coloring activity has always been very popular with children. Many research results have shown that a simple activity like coloring can have many positive lifelong effects on children. Coloring is a low – stress, meditative activity that allows a child to focus, calm and release creative potential. It is a non-competitive activity and also can be a social activity among children.
One of the things that convinced me about the benefits of coloring for adults is an article I read by an art therapist and psychotherapist who saw first hand the changes in her clients when she put coloring books in her waiting room. She echoes many who believe in the power of coloring. The following are some of the benefits I feel are most noteworthy to mention.