The Desire to Color
As kids begin talking and developing their motor skills, one of the most common activities they are often engaged in is coloring. Many may think that coloring is simply there to keep young children busy, but in reality, coloring has great benefits. Many of which are unknown to most adults.
Some of the greatest benefits incorporated with coloring are:
- Coloring helps children learn how to hold a pencil or color. As they practice this, their muscles in the fingers, hands and wrists are being used, thereby helping to strengthen and develop them.
- Coloring helps children learn hand-eye coordination as they learn to color the parts that they visually see.
- Coloring helps children learn how to focus and put their attention on minor details, especially as they learn to color inside the shapes and not out of the lines.
- Coloring can be a great platform for children to develop their creativity as they learn about different color combinations; how they contrast and how they compliment one another.
- Coloring can aid children in learning different shapes, sizes, forms and patterns. A lot of their nursery syllabus is covered through the art of coloring.
- Coloring can help children learn to decide and plan ahead as pick out which color they will use and for what.
- Coloring can prove to be therapeutic for a child who might be angry, upset or unable to express themselves in words. They may use different colors to show their mood or emotions.
- Coloring can give you and your children time to bond and spend quality time together, making memories that will last a lifetime. This is perhaps one of the most important benefits of coloring. It helps you give your child a colorful childhood.
These are just some of the benefits your child can get from coloring. It can be an important part of your child’s upbringing and can help in both academic and mental development. Taking some time out once in a while to color with your child can prove to be highly rewarding.