Benefits Of Coloring For Kids
I think many times as parents and teachers, many of us are apprehensive about giving children a page to color. It seems that giving children pictures to color is frowned upon because there are other ways to present activities. But, there are benefits to coloring. I wanted to share these ideas with you so we can all remember how important this skill is. Even for Mom and Dad, yes coloring pictures has its benefits. Coloring is fun for children and it does encourage them to be creative. As children develop, we also see development in their coloring. Young colorers will color broadly over the illustration. As these children develop their skills, their movements will become smaller and more precise. Coloring also has "great benefits for developing coordination, grip, and strength." By observing coloring, one can also determine a child's handwriting readiness. Things to look for to help determine a child's handwriting readiness are: "Attention, crayon grip, posture/strength/endurance and the use of the helping hand(the hand that holds the paper)." So get ready, give your children something to color. Watch for their different techniques and also look for areas that they could use practice.