The benefits of coloring pages for children?
Some parents believe that it is not necessary to give coloring pages to children, especially if they are painted with paints - one mess and a constant fear that the child will paint everything that comes to hand.
Let's see what psychologists think about coloring pages. It seems to be an ordinary banal lesson for children, but psychologists do not think so. Coloring for children is the easiest and most affordable way to spend time interestingly and profitably. Coloring books (recommended by psychologists) can be offered to children from the age of one and a half years.
What is the use of pictures for coloring?
- Your child, painting a picture, learns the world. He recognizes an unfamiliar or familiar object, sees and remembers its shape, experiments with color, recalls whether or not he saw such an object in his life.
- Fine motor skills develop your child’s thinking and also develop a hand for further writing skills. First, give your child coloring pages that do not contain too small details. Let it be coloring, containing pictures with smooth and not complex bends, without corners. Such pictures will allow you to hide any inaccuracies in your baby and give him greater self-confidence. With age, you can give coloring pages with more complex and small details.
- When painting your child, in addition to fine motor skills, attention, will, and perseverance develop. After all, he has to control himself and try not to tear the paper, not to go beyond the boundaries of the picture.
- Coloring - this is your baby’s initial journey into the world of creativity, into the world of fine art. Coloring books develop the artistic taste of your child.
Coloring is not only necessary with pencils or felt-tip pens, but you can also use paints. Paints are also a creative, informative and interesting process. Your child will feel all the “magic” when mixing colors while receiving new shades and colors.
Arrange an exhibition of the works of your child, invite relatives, friends, and acquaintances. These exhibitions will give greater confidence to your child in their activities.
- Coloring involves improvement, both in the drawing itself from simple to complex, and in the choice of tools for coloring. For the smallest, you can paint with finger paints, and then with pencils, felt-tip pens and paints. The only thing you will need to take care of is the workplace and the observance of order so as not to spoil anything with paints.
- Teach your child to make independent choices. It is desirable that the coloring should be on separate sheets. Let your baby choose one of the sheets that he likes. The rest must be removed. Teach your child to paint to the end, not to quit what he started. If you see that the baby is not coping, help him, but another time, suggest a simpler coloring, which he will paint completely.
- Pay attention to what colors your child chooses for coloring. If pencils and paints are bright and adequate for drawing, it means that your child has a good mood and everything is safe in his “kingdom”. If otherwise, it means that he cares and feels bad, then you need to talk and ask about all the worries and experiences that concern him.
- When painting pictures with your child, do not go too far from him, do not leave him alone with himself. This way you develop the interaction of the child with the people around him and give him your attention. This is also very important for a child.