By 5r1r3jeK1. Coloring. At Saturday, November 09th 2019, 03:10:15 AM.
Lets face it, colouring can be a very useful ‘timeout’ to an over-tired or over-excited child. Colouring has proven relaxation benefits and has even become the ‘go-to’ stress relief for adults with the rising popularity of adult colouring books! Setting time aside for your child to colour can help give their little minds the time they need to process their day and any ups and downs which may have occurred can be calmed. Making this a regular event in your week can help your child maintain a more relaxed state, which allows for a more open mind when reaching school, fresh and ready to learn.
Fine motor skills help children to write and manipulate small objects. The actions, motions, and precise grip involved in coloring can aid in the development of the muscles of the fingers, hands and wrist. Fine motor skill development can help children write more skillfully as well as manipulate small objects. They can then build on these skills to become better typists and more adept in sports and other activities.
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!