One of the easy and inexpensive activities to encourage children’s creativity is by coloring. The capital is fairly simple, a set of colored pencils or oil pastels, canvas paper and picture books, and children can be fun to express themselves through color scribbles.
And it turns out, coloring activity is not a mere pleasure, but it can provide many benefits for child growth. Among others are:
Helps to recognize color differences
Familiarizing children to do coloring activities both with crayons, colored pencils and color markers from an early age can help them get to know the colors, so they can differentiate between colors with one another. It can also make it easier to mix and blend colors. This ability will help the child in creating as they grow older.
Learn concentration and focus
Preoccupation for the child while doing these activities could seize attention of surrounding circumstances. In this condition it can train the level of concentration and focus on the work done. The ability of this concentration will certainly be very useful in supporting the academic achievement of children in the future.
Stimulate motor function
One other benefit can support the development of the child’s brain because it can improve the work of hand muscles as well as motor skills. This is due to continuous hand movements in controlling the movement of colored pencils or crayons with his hands.
Train coordination skills
When coloring, there are two parts of the body that is maximized, namely the hands and eyes. This will certainly be very good in training the coordination of the two organs of the body, because coloring also requires carefulness of children in seeing which parts to be colored.
Coloring train children make targets
Coloring process requires a target that is to successfully color the entire field of images available. By doing coloring activities early on, the child will learn to complete the tasks it faces. This is where will nurture the sense of responsibility of the child with the work it receives while fostering the child’s confidence that he can complete the task being carried. This attitude will help him complete his tasks later, and also train him not to give up easily with the challenges he will face.