Coloring pages have been around for many years, but with the ever_evolving technology that we are all so in awe of, it is the high_tech games and toys that generally catch the attention of parents, while the advantages that coloring pages have to offer very young or even elementary age children, are ignored. It would be quite beneficial for parents to understand that coloring pages provide a great number of learning opportunities for their children, and these lessons are conveyed in a fundamental way that children can grasp. And this incredible opportunity is available at no cost to you, as these pages can be freely printed from a number of online sites. So now you needn't worry about the cost of the latest expensive educational gadget, as you only need to supply the ink for your printer and you will be able to take advantage of all that coloring pages provide for your child.
• 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.