Armed with this new information, do not you feel that providing your child with these powerful learning tools is something that you should do? Coloring pages offer a great way to combine learning and enjoyment for your child.
Unfortunately as adults, we tend to put our crayons aside for more grown up endeavors. As we mature we put away our artistic aspirations and replace them with more worthwhile activities.
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 its 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.
The last benefit I would like to discuss, actually consists of two advantages. Coloring allows your childs creativity to blossom, but it also provides insight into a childs emotions, and often child psychologists will utilize this tool to learn more about a childs 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.
The simple act of coloring is the beginning of gaining tinting knowledge with personal experiences of school day memories and trial and error. As you follow suggestions for cool and warm colors one begins to understand how colors offer contrast or compliment each other. The emotional side benefits of tranquility and immediate rewards encourage learning.
Do you like to color? If you have not done so you may wish to try your coloring techniques on a new hobby called coloring for adults. Its popularity started out as means of occupying your idle time while traveling or waiting your turn for an appointment at the doctors or dentists office.
Coloring in a picture will command your childs full attention, as they concentrate on completing their work, and having the finished product show that they have done their best. This is a welcome assistance for parents who struggle to provide their children with experiences that will captivate their attention, only to find that their little minds and bodies start wandering after only a short time. So as a parent, you gain a short respite as your child works on their coloring page, your child gets to participate in a fun activity that teaches them as well. Which leads me to the next point.
The mandala drawings, which are circles filled with geometric patterns, change their appearance with selected colors. There may be three of you coloring and each of you will have a different kaleidoscopic view because of the color choices made by each individual.
I then did research on the values of coloring for an adult. I found that my kids were right. Coloring is indeed a stress buster. It breaks the circuit of our over-loaded brains filled with never-ending thoughts. I found out that coloring quiets your mind as you focus on your masterpiece.
Take for example a coloring page that has a number one, along with a giraffe that is reminiscent of a number one in its 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.