Natalie Renault October 24, 2019 Coloring Page
Here is a cute look sun protecting itself from rain using a tiny umbrella. The cloud is just above the sun and there is a huge rainbow beneath the sun. After the rains the grass is lush green and the weather is pleasant, neither hot nor cold. The smiling sun is mellow and is giving off less heat. Maybe the Sun is also relieved at the coming of rains; it is also welcoming the monsoon season. Children will enjoy coloring the smiling sun that they don’t usually see in the sky, and the rainbow which is also a rare sight. The minute details in the picture will improve your child’s observation powers.
Every kid enjoys activities that involve doing something with their hands, whether it’s drawing, coloring, building anything with Lego bricks or immersing themselves in different kinds of crafts. All of those activities represent excellent ways for kids to have fun. However, each and every one of your kid’s activities provides them with a number of benefits. In addition, all of them offer significant lessons that every child needs in order to develop physically, psychologically and cognitively. One of the best activities for kids which triggers and enhances development is coloring. Coloring is far more than a mere pastime for kids and a recreational activity to keep them occupied for a while. Coloring pages offer a number of benefits that can help children later in life. They are very useful educational tools that provide kids with extremely important benefits that can prepare them for school and help them develop their personalities. Without further ado, let’s take a look at what some of the benefits of coloring pages are.
This one goes hand in hand with the improvement of motor skills. By developing hand strength and great attention to detail, not to mention the development of dexterity with writing/coloring tools, kids may find it easier to learn how to write. Developing motor skills helps kids practice better handwriting, especially because coloring pages have a countless number of lines within which kids are supposed to color. By learning about those boundaries, that is, to color inside the lines, kids later learn to write more easily and it comes more naturally to them.
Noah’s Ark is the vessel in the Genesis Flood narrative (Genesis chapter 6-9). As the story goes that God gives Noah a detailed instruction to make an ark of Gopher wood and smear it inside and outside of this vessel with pitch. The ark had to have three decks with internal compartments and it should measure 300 cubits long. The roof of the ark would be finished to a cubit upward. The ark stayed afloat throughout the flood and saved Noah and his family and all the animals of the World, before it came to rest at Mount Ararat. This flood story is found in many other cultures, like the ark appears in Quran as Safina Nuh and in the earliest written Sumerian flood myth, the Epic of Ziusudra. Narrate to your child the story of Noah and look at his surprised face. Through this picture you can teach your child to be thankful to God for all the living creatures of God and also the sun, moon and the bright rainbow. All are His wonderful creations. Your child will learn the importance of prayer and will learn to respect all humans and living creatures.
Coloring pages can have a calming and therapeutic effect on kids. This is especially important for kids who have no other outlet for negative emotions. There are kids who find it hard to process their frustrations and negative emotions and coloring can help them vent. This is due to the fact that they will concentrate on finishing the pictures in the coloring pages, which helps them learn how to relax and stay calm. It is a healthy act of processing their confused and unpleasant feelings through a simple process of coloring.
All of the aforementioned benefits certainly help kids prepare for school and different kinds of classroom activities. However, there are certain things that they can learn with the help of coloring pages that can help them develop their reading and math skills. The simple act of coloring can help a child learn about lines, shapes, forms, perspective, boundaries and patterns. By learning to recognize all of those things, especially different patterns, kids actually develop pre-reading and pre-math skills, which will undoubtedly help them later in school. By focusing on coloring different drawings of a coloring page, kids learn the skill of patience. They are relaxed during the entire process of coloring and focused on every line, color and shape and every other detail needed to bring their pictures to life. By being immersed in the act of coloring, not only do they develop a great eye for detail, but they also learn how to be patient. If they are patient until they finish the picture, it will become exactly what they had in mind all along. Consequently, they will feel a great sense of accomplishment.