• 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.
The last benefit I would like to discuss, actually consists of two advantages. Coloring allows your child's creativity to blossom, but it also provides insight into a child's emotions, and often child psychologists will utilize this tool to learn more about a child's feelings or frame of mind at a particular time. This is another great benefit of coloring for children, it can help you to understand how exactly your child feels at any given time.