By Aranyu Soltesz. Coloring Worksheet. At Saturday, December 14th 2019, 19:20:40 PM.
Coloring is a fine motor strengthening tool that many Occupational Therapists recommend and use in treatment sessions. Coloring is a resistive task that provides the small muscles in the hand to work the waxy crayon onto coloring sheets. When a child holds a crayon, they are working on the strength of the intrinsic muscles of the hand. Using broken crayons requires more work and is a greater strengthening task for kids who need to work on their tripod grasp. For more strengthening, encourage your child to color more resistive surfaces such as construction paper, cardboard, or even sand paper.
I′m sure you have seen purple skies and pink grass when you last came out of your house. No? Well I guess you′ve seen that on your child′s latest coloring book. I believe that is the beauty of this activity. Children are not bound to rules. They just use whatever color they like and apply it on the picture. As a preschool teacher, I recommend that you just let your child color the way he/she likes it. As mush as possible, refrain from instructing what colors to use. Or worse, criticize them. Instead, let them develop their creativity and imagination by giving them free reign on what colors to use. Anyways, there′s plenty of time of them to follow rules when they grow up. For now, let′s just let them be creative.
Mandala coloring books and apps are ideal for patients with many diseases including epilepsy and lower blood pressure. Individuals suffering from epilepsy have several limitations, but coloring mandala pages can help them calm down easily and promotes relaxation. Jerky hand movements are easily controlled by coloring these books and apps regularly. Such individuals can enjoy this activity as it reduces epileptic attacks. Coloring of concentric circles in mandala pages helps in maintaining blood pressure levels at normal.