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INTERACT WITH COLORING

Updated on July 2, 2017

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A FUN ACTIVITY

Coloring is a fun activity for children, and for some adults. It's perfect for that rainy day when outside play is not possible. And even when it's too hot, and the children are complaining about being bored, but you know hot temperatues may cause other problems as they run and play. Coloring is one of the great options!

Coloring teaches both the children and the adults. Whether it's the involvement of the parents or the teachers of the children; whether by pencil, crayons, paint or doodle-boards, coloring teaches everyone involved.

The Primary Colors by slowe613

Why Must We Learn Our Colors:

When children learn their colors, a whole new dimension of the world opens up for them. Here are a few good reasons:

*To Identify What We See: The child knows what they are looking at.

*To Learn How to Color Coordinate: Child learns how to match their clothing.

*To Differentiate in ALL THINGS material and natural: Whether it is real/unreal, a couch or a tree, and the basics of what is made by man and what is made by nature.

*To Learn Which Colors and Prime: (red, blue, yellow)

Children also learn the secondary colors. And learn how to multi-blend colors to produce new colors.

OTHER BENEFITS:

The process of coloring has other benefits. It develops dexterity (performing tasks with the hands), develops motor skills (fine motor skills for gaining the ability to write and for the ability to handle objects), and control (Small muscle control is necessary to color with crayons, and painting) and it also helps the child to learn how to write his/her name.

 

Teachers and Parents Learn About the Child

As a parent you can learn the same things that the teacher learns about the child from coloring. Some of those things are:

  • How to Make Learning Fun and Enjoyable.
  • Best way for your child to retain knowledge.
  • If your child is learning how to follow directions, and if your child is gaining confidence in him/herself through their ability to accomplish work assignments.
  • Teacher and parent will also learn if the child is having any learning difficulties.

When working in a group or on class projects your child is also learning other important skills that will carry over into his/her adult years:

  • Social skills
  • Learn how to be a team player
  • Group dynamics (sharing experiences and participating in classroom activities).

Teachers and Parents

 As a teacher or a parent, you learn your own joy of learning, and teaching, and being glad that the children are learning.  For both providers, your positive interaction has a great impact on your child's learning potential.

FOR THE pdf 'A Parent's Guide: Helping Your Child Learn: Kindergarten to Grade 3, Families and Educators Working Together' visit:

http://www.asdk12.org/forms/uploads/ParentGuide_Kto3.pdf

A TRIBUTE TO CRAYONS by Zonaeunlimited

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    • Support Med. profile image
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      Support Med. 7 years ago from Michigan

      Thank you for visiting and commenting. Glad you enjoyed the article. There's more to coloring than we think about on a daily basis. Have a great day!

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      FirstStepsFitness 7 years ago

      Welcome to HubPages ! Love your article , I always color with my Grandchildren

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      Support Med. 7 years ago from Michigan

      Thank you for visiting and commenting. Glad you enjoyed it.

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      Coolmon2009 7 years ago from Texas, USA

      What a wonderful article. I use to color with my kids, now I buy colors for my grandkids. Good hub!

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      Support Med. 7 years ago from Michigan

      Yes, the benefits are beyond coloring a pretty picture. Thanks for reading and commenting. Have a great day!

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      Neil Sperling 7 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      Was great fun with my kids - and I remember coloring for my grandparents so it is definitely a long term benefit.

      Thanks

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      Support Med. 7 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks for visiting and commenting and sharing this hub when you 'tweet #education'. It gives me a lift as 'education' is a top concern at this time in our history. And parental involvment is of great importance. Have a great day!

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Very interesting subject - I didn't know there was more to colour than meets the eye. Love this one. "To Learn How to Color Coordinate: Child learns how to match their clothing."

      I've learnt a lot from this and will be sharing it this week when I tweet #education stuff.

      Best Wishes. :)

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      Support Med. 7 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks katiem2 for visiting and commenting. Have a great day!

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      katiem2 7 years ago from I'm outta here

      I love coloring with kids, they really get so much out of sharing that experience and we adults do as well if we just let go and be a kid as well... Great read I love it!

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      Support Med. 7 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks for your comments.

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      Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

      I use to love to color and now all my grandchildren are to old. Coloring is wonderful for children. This is a great hub. Rated up!

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      Support Med. 7 years ago from Michigan

      Hello prasetio30, Glad you enjoyed this hub. The benefits are good for painting as well. I would love to see some of your paintings if that is possible! I bet they are beautiful! Have a great day!

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, this was really beautiful. I love color and because of this my life was so beautiful. I think coloring is fun activity for children. Unfortunately I am not teach drawing. But for me personally I like painting. You give useful information for us. I'll check several link you gave to us. Thumbs up for you. Vote it up!

      Prasetio

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      Support Med. 7 years ago from Michigan

      Thank you for visiting and commenting. Glad you enjoyed it. Have a good one!

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      FuzzyCookie 7 years ago

      Great hub!

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      Support Med. 7 years ago from Michigan

      Zsuzsy Bee and LillyGrillzit: Thanks for visiting and commenting. I still love to color, LOL!! Sometimes, it's very relaxing. And my daughter at 13 still loves it too. Have a great day!

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      Lori J Latimer 7 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

      Provide for your inner child. Keep colors and coloring books in stock always. Thank you for such an informative, interesting and commons sense hub. Kudos

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      Zsuzsy Bee 7 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      I get roped into coloring with my granddaughters all the time... I love the interaction we have.

      great useful hub rated up

      kindest regards

      Zsuzsy