Developing your kid’s skills is a very important part of parenting. This the reason we engage our kids in some activities which help them develop creatively, cognitively and psychologically.
Kids love coloring, and of most fun and learning activities for kids, coloring has been found to posses key benefits for child development and psychology; sparking your kids’ imagination and giving them the opportunity to express themselves.
Coloring pages, books and sheets are crucial educational tools for your child and they also help to prepare the preschoolers for school. Coloring pages make kids stay calm. busy and focused. If you give your kids a drawing sheet of their favorite cartoons, flowers or animals; they will spend hours coloring it with concentration.
The benefits of coloring for kids is immense and here are some
1. Improves Motor Skills
Coloring helps improve motor skills in young children. The activities involved in coloring, such as, motions, scribbling, and grip aid in developing and strengthening the hand muscles which is important for writing, sports and other activities.
2. Stimulates Creativity
Whether they stay in the lines or not, coloring fosters a creative mind and an appreciation for art and visual effects. Coloring can inspire kids and increase imagination and creativity to brainstorm and come up with new ideas.
3. Improves Grip and Handwriting
Dexterity, grip and hand strength are all required to handle writing tools. Coloring pages at an early age can help to develop these qualities and improve your kid’s grip and handwriting.
4. Color Awareness, Recognition and Discernment
Coloring on coloring pages aids kids in learning and being aware of the names and hues of colors. It helps them learn to tell the difference between green, red, yellow, pink and so on due to their exposure to crayons and color exploration through coloring at such a young age.
Coloring pages can also help kids recognize shapes, line, patterns, form and perspective.
5. Improved Focus and Hand to Eye Coordination
Kids start developing, coordination and the ability to focus at a tender age. This means that, undertaking coloring, which includes basic coordination activities like properly holding and sharpening crayons can greatly foster and strengthen this development in a healthy way. According to experts, kids who spend their time coloring have better focus and concentrations skills.
6. Boundaries, Structure and Awareness
Adhering to boundaries is an important lesson kids learn from coloring pages. Kids learn to respect boundaries when coloring pages with pre-printed pictures. It helps with anchoring a sense of rule structure and the need and benefit of having rules, boundaries and respecting them.
Although, a baby or preschooler might color and scribble all over a coloring sheet, with no respect for lines or patterns (boundaries), as the kids’ get older, they will start respecting those lines, and start making an effort not to color outside them.
7. Helps Build Confidence and Self Esteem
Completing a coloring sheet can give your kids a sense of pride and accomplishment, which in turn builds their confidence and self esteem.
Not all children express themselves through words or in writing; some children are visual and express themselves through art.
Coloring is a great way for self expression as your kids make their own decisions on the hues and colors to use on their coloring pages. You can tell how a person is feeling from the images they draw and the colors they use. Engaging your child in coloring is an important way to give them a chance to express themselves.
9. Relaxation And Patience
It allows your kids to be calm, relaxed and patient while concentrating on the coloring task.
10. Therapy and Stress Relief
Coloring is calming and therapeutic for kids, as they can process their feelings, emotions and frustrations through coloring.
Also an important benefit of coloring is that it allows you and your kid to spend some quality time together.
To engage your child and ensure these benefits, online coloring pages are a great and easy way to do this. With dozens of online pictures, including all your kids favorite cartoon characters, flowers, animals, and more.
123ColoringPages an interactive kids online coloring page, which posses a large gallery of printable coloring pages which you can print or even email to friends and family. There are collections of fun coloring pages which your kids would love and enjoy.
On 123ColoringPages there are printable pages, of alphabets, cartoons, animals, super heroes and lots more which are both entertaining and educating for your child.
There are special collections of printable for boys and for girls, of varying ages and for any occasions. New and more interesting coloring pages and characters are regularly added to maximize your kids choice and experience.