• Improved hand and eye coordination as a result of learning to apply color within specified areas on the page. The muscles in children's hands and fingers are not fully developed but regular use of crayons and coloring pencils will develop these muscles. • Increased patience that comes from having to fill in colors carefully and to focus properly on the job at hand. Children also learn that the desired result can be obtained by putting in gradual and regular effort. The benefits of delayed gratification help build their personality as well. • Gaining an appreciation of colors and designs and to develop a fondness for art.
Coloring pages can provide enrichment by providing pictures of numbers, letters, animals, and words, so that your child will expand their knowledge in a number of areas. Your child will receive the greatest educational benefit when the coloring pages bring all of these elements together, such as when there is a picture of an animal with it's name written on the page, or when numbers are shown with the name of the number written out, or even a two_sided coloring page with one side showing the letter, number or word, and the other side of the page depicting an animal whose shape resembles the letter or number on the previous page. Take for example a coloring page that has a number one, along with a giraffe that is reminiscent of a number one in it's shape. Your child will not only have fun coloring the number and animal, but their lesson will also include writing the number one and being introduced to a giraffe.