By Sophia Hodgson. Coloring. At Friday, November 29th 2019, 11:06:11 AM.
Children receive their first exposure to the color wheel by crayons, colored pencils, and markers. Using different colors gives children a chance to explore the different color combinations. It also teaches them about lesser-known colors.
Colouring can really help increase your child’s confidence in their ability to achieve successfully. When a child completes a colouring page, we have all seen that sense of pride and satisfaction on their little faces in the knowledge they have started and completed a task – and because it’s playtime, been praised for it. This pattern reinforcement can have great effects longer term on children growing up as they strive to achieve. The improvements they see as their own colouring skills develop help with their self-esteem.
Children need both hand strength and dexterity to manipulate a pencil on a paper with the proper pencil grasp. Activities such as coloring will help teach them to hold the writing tool in the correct manner. The attention to detail children gain through this activity will aid them in writing both printed letters and cursive script. Starting out with coloring pages at an early age can help to develop these strengths so that writing comes more easily and naturally.