Kids are a zillion time more creative than adults. Their imagination can take any shape without questioning it.
For example, ask an adult to imagine a monkey coming out of his ear and he will say -“What crap! How is this possible?”
Ask a kid to imagine this and he might ask -” Cool! Which ear?”
As a parent, it’s on us to foster this creativity and fuel it with as many things as we can.
Coloring pages are one of the ways to fuel a child’s imagination and bring out their creative side.
Here are some of the benefits of using coloring pages for kids:
Makes Your Kid More Creative
Creative people are in short supply these days. We are all so tuned to things in a narrow logical way that we struggle to be creative in simple tasks. It’s one of the reasons why artists/designers are paid so well.
When your kid uses coloring pages, it makes them more creative and inculcated an appreciation for visually appealing designs. It helps them understand what makes something more appealing and helps them understand the difference in colors.
Helps Improve Focus
In this age of mobile phone and laptops with high-speed internet, patience is in short supply. An average human being has an attention span similar to that of a goldfish.
Coloring pages would help your child improve focus and lead to higher attention span (so that he can grow up to be a smart person and not a goldfish).
Improves Hand-Eye Coordination
Coloring pages would help improve the hand-eye coordination of your child. It also helps in developing the hand muscles that would help the child in improving his/her handwriting.
It also exposes your child to different designs such as cursive, bold, italics, etc.
Makes Your Kid More Expressive
Coloring pages could be a great way for your kid to express himself/herself.
It gives them the freedom to choose the relevant color, shade, combinations, which are all a part of an expression. The same coloring page can be colored in different ways as these are all different expressions.
Helps in Beating Stress
Coloring pages can have a therapeutic effect on children. It is a calming activity and allows a child to relax. This can also help them bond with other kids as kids in general love colors.
While these are just a handful of benefits, coloring pages have shown to be highly beneficial to kids as well as adults. You can easily get a lot of free coloring pages for adults and children.
Here is a great read on some additional benefits of coloring pages for kids.
Even adults are now gravitating towards coloring books given the benefits. Don’t trust me? See the video below: