In order for a child to be happy and develop well, the role that parents play is extremely critical. They are the children's first heroes and friends. Children learn most of their first lessons and concepts of the world around them from their parents. This is why parents should understand the ways to put their children's creativity and mental abilities to positive use. Among the easiest ways to do this is through encouraging the children in coloring at a young age. Children who begin coloring at an early age have fewer mental problems than those who don't. They are also better writers and artists, have fuller imaginations, and learn important life lessons and values more easily.
• 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.