Whether your child needs to fine tune his motor skills or simply wants a break from the daily homework grind (or both), our coloring worksheets will do the trick. With cool professional illustrations that captivate kids of all ages, these coloring worksheets feature an educational component, ranging from dot to dot numbers and letters printables to pages that depict historical figures as well as various components of science.
Explore the Many Benefits of Coloring Pages
While young kids view coloring pages as nothing more than a fun activity, parents understand there are numerous benefits beyond just passing the time. Coloring pages help kids learn their colors, inspire their artistic creativity, and sharpen motor skills.
Just as important, coloring also can help parents keep tabs on their child’s psychological state of mind. For instance, if a 4-year-old chooses to use a lot of dark crayons to color an otherwise vibrant image, it might be a sign that he’s feeling down. Or if he keeps an overly strong grip on a crayon or uses excessively harsh strokes on the page, he might be angry about something.
One way to better understand what’s on your child’s mind is to find a location in the house that’s free of distractions and color a page alongside him. As he focuses on his creation and sees you working on yours, casually inquire about his thoughts. There’s a good chance he’ll open up without even realizing it.
Finally, from an early education standpoint, parents can use coloring pages work on phonics and letter recognition—like using a blue crayon to color all the objects that start with C and a green crayon to color those that end with T.