By Sophia Hodgson. Coloring. At Friday, November 29th 2019, 11:00:11 AM.
Coloring activities can help to improve your children’s motor skills. The motions used in coloring such as scribbling with crayons and holding the tools can help to develop the small muscles in the hands, fingers, and wrists. Fine motor skills can help your child manipulate small objects and write. That helps your child to have better academic performance.
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.
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.