By Sophia Hodgson. Coloring. At Friday, November 29th 2019, 11:49:35 AM.
The act of holding crayons, choosing colors, coloring different characters, and even sharpening crayons can all help with cultivating strong hand-eye coordination in preschool-aged children. Coloring books require children to color within a specified area which will help them as they develop their hand-eye coordination.
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.
As much as children need to learn that their are boundaries and rules, it is so important for them to be able to understand and grow into their personalities. The creativity behind the art of colouring allows the perfect space for that self expression. Let them colour with confidence and see what work of art ends up on the fridge door next!