B is for Butterfly – Learning the alphabet is critical for young children to learn to read, and there are also coloring pages available to help them. Butterflies are a great source for learning the letter ”B”, as well as learning about their metamorphosis from larvae, to caterpillar, to chrysalis, to adult butterfly. So coloring butterflies also helps these young students learn about these insects and the world around them. Learning about Species – Butterfly coloring pages also help children learn about the diverse species of butterflies. Not only can they learn about the assorted colorings, this also helps them learn about the ways in which they migrate around various parts of the world, and it helps improve their memories with different memory games that can be played once the various pages are colored.
Many parents already know that coloring pages help develop their children’s artistic abilities. They may not be familiar with the ways that using coloring pages can help their little ones to improve their skills towards writing. As children practice coloring, their abilities to stay within the lines improve over time. This focused ability to control the pencils or crayons precisely is an important part of being able to hold a writing instrument still and steady for when it is time to draw the letters of the alphabet. Artistic abilities are cultivated and strengthened in children who do well at coloring pages. Besides this, they will find it easier to start writing their alphabet letters when the time for this comes.
All kids like to color, but there are important reasons to encourage and guide this activity beyond the simple hedonistic impetus to have fun. Coloring Builds Fine Motor Skills – Perhaps the biggest benefit children get from coloring pages of animals or their favorite cartoon characters is the development of fine motor skills. This includes learning the proper way to hold the crayon, marker or colored pencil they are using to draw with. When supervising young children learning how to color use gentle instructions to encourage them to hold the writing implement near the tip, cradled between the tips of their thumb, index finger and middle finger. Many children grab the crayon in their fist. Correcting this improper usage is an important first step towards real penmanship.
Look around you and you will likely find a lot of grownups who really love to pull out the Crayons and stay within the lines. One of the greatest delights of childhood is one of the ones that starts very early for most kids – coloring. There is just something magical about placing colorful pencil or crayons to a piece of paper and making magic with color. I don't think any of us ever truly outgrows the sensation of joy and admiration that coloring brings. In fact, I am convinced that one major reason people resolve to have children is to have the opportunity to sit down and color again – without anyone looking at them sideways. And coloring is always fun for Halloween. One of the most popular themes for Halloween Coloring pages is Scooby Doo.