Published at Friday, 01 November 2019. Coloring Pages. By Joséphine Baillairgé.
There is no doubt that visual learning plays a key role when it comes to children's learning and development. In fact, visual teachings are commonly regarded as one of the most important factors that add a lot to a child's early growth and development. For the records, children are easily influenced by what they see, touch, feel and participate more than just what they hear. Visuals help them retain and remember lessons taught. It also takes care of verbal miscommunication and also creates and retains their interest in a particular lesson. It is often said that humans, especially kids tend to remember 10% of what they hear, 50% of what they see, and 80% of what they see and do. This underlines the importance of visual aids in learning and development of kids.
Coloring pages can provide enrichment by providing pictures of numbers, letters, animals, and words, so that your child will expand their knowledge in a number of areas. Your child will receive the greatest educational benefit when the coloring pages bring all of these elements together, such as when there is a picture of an animal with it's name written on the page, or when numbers are shown with the name of the number written out, or even a two-sided coloring page with one side showing the letter, number or word, and the other side of the page depicting an animal whose shape resembles the letter or number on the previous page. Take for example a coloring page that has a number one, along with a giraffe that is reminiscent of a number one in it's shape. Your child will not only have fun coloring the number and animal, but their lesson will also include writing the number one and being introduced to a giraffe.
2. Imaginations Run Wild: While decorating these pages, kids will often times experiment with various colors. How many times have you seen a smurf colored princess? With dinosaurs, kids will let their imaginations run wild, as they may be talking to the dinosaurs, or about the dinosaurs, or telling stories while they color in the page. Building an imagination is one of those important life skills in a well rounded individual that should be encouraged at a young age.3. Interested in the Topic: It is a fact of life that people get bored sometimes. The exciting thing about coloring pages is that there are so many different subjects, you should be able to find one that your child is interested in. If your child is into the PBS Kids Dinosaur Train TV show, you may find that they love to color their favorite characters, Buddy, Tiny, Shiny and Don. Kids love to relate to the characters on their and this makes the coloring experience far from boring.
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