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Educational Value of Coloring and Coloring Books for Kids

As a mom I always use coloring pages and coloring books for my kid from his very young age. As a baby he started scribbling on colouring books. Then he used different colors on coloring pages to express his ideas. Now he is 6 years old and still love coloring. Is there any educational value of coloring and coloring books? This is a topic that is discussed among parents and educators from some time.

Educational Value of Coloring

With my experience and knowledge, yes it has!

There is an educational value of coloring!

Coloring is a good activity for kids to improve their skills.The best material we can easily find are coloring pages and coloring books.Therefore parents can surround the kids with such necessary materials for coloring activities to keep their kids occupied and to improve their skills.

Coloring pages and coloring books help the kids to concentrate on their activity while expressing their inner feelings. I have experienced all these with my kid. He uses colouring as an activity to express his emotions. Other than that it is a good therapy for him.

Previously I discussed about the importance of coloring pages for kids. As I introduced coloring pages for my kid from his early stages of life, he improved his hand eye coordination, focus and attention span faster than expected skills for his age. Other than that coloring pages keep him busy which is a good activity for us during our holidays. In any busy place such as airports, he was a relaxed kid with his own bag which includes coloring books, crayons and pencils. Therefore I have more relaxing time during our travels.

Educational Value of Coloring

My kid loves some of the cartoon characters too. I know it is same with most kids. Although I limit his screen time, I don’t bother with his love to such characters. This is why I always organize his birthday parties choosing a theme from his favourite cartoon characters. Therefore colouring pages are a good way to entertain the kids with their favourite characters. We cannot expect younger generation who completely stay away from television, internet or other media. But, we can use their interest to valuable activities by using helpful coluring pages. Cartoon character colouring pages such as coloring pages unicorn or paw patrol colouring pages or even Pororo colouring pages are always helpful to keep the kid’s eye away from the screen by doing some more valuable activity. Still, kids can enjoy spending their time with the favourite characters.

Educational Value of Coloring

Benefits of coloring and coloring books

As a mom I experience all the educational benefits which coloring pages bring to my kid’s life. While colouring he started writing the name of the figure or scenery. For him colouring is a fun activity. But, at the same time he started improving writing skills too.

Benefits of coloring

Coloring pages helps improving fine motor skills of kids. Kids learn how to color inside the line without coloring everywhere. To improve such coloring skills, coloring pages are the best learning aids when they are young.

You can also find educational colouring books which is a good way to teach the toddlers and preschoolers about the concepts around him. There are themed coloring books and coloring pages such as shapes, numbers, vegetables, fruits and other similar topics. These coloring books are great resources to improve the vocabulary of the kids while engaging in coloring activities.

Benefits of coloring

Above are some of the educational benefits of using coloring pages for kids. As a mom I experience all these benefits. Among all the benefits, I like that kid improves his concentration and attention span which is beneficial for him in everything he does.

Do you use coloring pages for your kids? Do you think that there is an educational value of coloring and coloring books? If so, please share your experience and thoughts.

Importance of Colouring Pages for Kids + Free Coloring Book

Do you introduce colouring pages for kids from their younger age of life? I actually introduced lot of colouring pages, coloring pictures, coloring books and even empty sheets with colours to my son when he was just few months old and able to sit on his own. At first he just drew lines with colours. And later on I could see he improved his skills on coloring and he also focus and concentrate on what he does when he colour any picture. Now as a toddler and nearly 3 years old, he colors his coloring sheets with different matching colors and for me it is a great development milestone as I was watching his progress throughout the years.

Now,my toddler uses different colours to create his beautiful art pieces 🙂

If you think colouring is just a skill for kids, it is wrong. Actually when I searched for benefits of coloring for kids, I was amazed with lot of benefits to raise happy and healthy kids by using colouring activities from their early days of life.There are lot of educational benefits of colouring too.

Here are some of the benefits which you can expect from such colouring activities.

Imaginations of a butterfly with different colours

It is a therapy and helpful for stress relief

It is obvious, same as for adults; colouring is a way of expression for kids too. They can calm down and express their emotions through engaging with a colouring activity.

Improves Motor Skills

Colouring can help improving fine motor skills while development of muscles of the fingers and hands with activities related to colouring.

Improve Focus, attention and Hand to Eye Coordination

Little ones are with really short attention span. They usually don’t concentrate in any work for long hours. Colouring can be a great activity to develop their attention span together with focus and hand to eye Coordination.

Self-Expression

Colouring activities are a great way to express inner thoughts and ideas. So that it is same with young kids too. By introducing coloring pages from their early age of life, you are helping your kid to express his ideas and thoughts in way of beautiful art pieces.

Prepares kids for School

We can’t forget about the educational background we create by starting colouring pages. Young kids start their writing skills with colouring pages. When they know how to grab colour pencils, they also learn how to grab pencils to write. Colouring can be the start of writing, creativity, organizing, and use of papers, books and activities which prepares them for future education.

So don’t wait till it is late. Allow your toddler or infant to express their thoughts and enter into the world by giving beautiful and creative colouring pages with some colours. They will create beautiful pieces of art that you never think! They love colouring and you as a parent will have better time too.

Free Printable Coloring Pages

It is always easier when you have printable colouring pages, so you can print again and again when you need new colouring activity books. Collaborating with Kidloland, we have a free colouring book which you can easily print and share with your kids.

This free colouring book comes with 13 coloring pages which not only allow your kid to learn colouring, but also to improve the skills of word recognition. Each page comes with colouring object name and the illustrations are really attractive and cheerful.

free colouring book
Some sample pages from the free colouring book for kids

 So,why wait?

Download your free printable coloring book here

Also don’t forget to read our review and experience about Kidloland educational app which is really helpful for my kid to engage with activities such as singing, learning alphabet, colours, numbers and many more. It also comes with engaging activities such as puzzles, sorting and matching activities which are really beneficial for kids.

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