Parents often ask me, what are the benefit of coloring objects to children? Here are some of them:
- Coloring helps to increase a child’s knowledge of shapes and colors and to develop observation skills. For very young children, the sun may be a green color and crocodile may be orange. This is a normal vision because the child is beginning to discover the world. At this time it will be the best to speak with the kids about the purpose and quality of the coloring object. This conversation will expand the horizons of the child. Choose well-known objects with a simple shape for young kids beginning to color.
- Coloring helps to develop fine motor skills and wrist control which directly relate to developing a toddler’s thinking and successful writing skills. When the child grows older his coloring technique will develop and become more detailed.
- Coloring develops perseverance and attention to detail. During the coloring process, the child has to stay inside the drawing borders and control the pencil pressure to prevent destroying the paper.
- Coloring is a way to use the world of art and creativity to develop artistic taste. While a child colors, she can add details to finish the picture in her own way, and finish their picture story to achieve a unique coloring image.
- Coloring leads to improvement in drawing complexity and tool selection. Very young children can use finger paints for art. As they grow and develop their fine motor skills, they are able to hold and use pencils, crayons, paintbrushes, and pastels for more detailed work.
- Color will teach kids to make choices in their art. Offer kids a selection of items to color and different colors to use. Once they choose, remove all other options from the table. This situation will help to teach kids to follow through with their choices. If he cannot complete the project, next time offer simpler coloring options so he can finish.
- Coloring with your child will teach them to interact and work with others. One fun option is for the parent to draw an object for the child to color.