By Sophia Hodgson. Coloring. At Friday, November 29th 2019, 12:24:08 PM.
Coloring is not only a classic and favorite pastime for children, but it is also a simple activity that helps children to develop cognitively, psychologically, and creatively. It sparks their imagination and gives children and adults alike an opportunity to express themselves. By giving your children drawing sheets of their favorite cartoons, animals or television characters, you are offering them the opportunity to engage in a creative way of learning. Young children love coloring and should be encouraged to explore their creative thoughts.
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.
We began providing free coloring pages for the younger kids, particularly since much of the educational content might be beyond their immediate comprehension but could be tackled with the self-paced, creative-expression activities like coloring and drawing. In line with this, we also released a full coloring book to complement the Serengeti Stampede episode.