Many parents already know that coloring pages help develop their children's artistic abilities. They may not be familiar with the ways that using coloring pages can help their little ones to improve their skills towards writing. As children practice coloring, their abilities to stay within the lines improve over time. This focused ability to control the pencils or crayons precisely is an important part of being able to hold a writing instrument still and steady for when it is time to draw the letters of the alphabet. Artistic abilities are cultivated and strengthened in children who do well at coloring pages. Besides this, they will find it easier to start writing their alphabet letters when the time for this comes.
You can even print out some and hold a coloring competition amongst your kids or your class. It is all too common for the coloring sheets that are given out and taken home to become lost, torn, or crumpled up. Obviously such damaged coloring pages are no use for the competition anymore. Parents can be instructed to go online and print out replacement printable coloring pages. It only requires a computer, Internet connection, and a printer to come up with such a contest entry replacement.