Published at Friday, September 27th 2019, 11:28:11 AM. Coloring Worksheet. By Mitchell Martin.
It′s not just the choice of colors but the combination of colors which aids memory. Opting for shades that create an eye‐catching contrast is more visually stimulating and helps the brain to retain information. Generally speaking, the higher the level of contrast the more attention‐grabbing a piece of work will be. Just keep in mind that too many colors can be both chaotic and distracting, while too much of one color can have an adverse effect on memory recall too much yellow, for instance, is known to provoke headaches which is the last thing your child needs whilst revising.
When kids improve their focus and concentration skills, they also improve their hand‐eye coordination. When they learn how to hold crayons and choose between different colors to find the best one to use, kids develop strong hand‐eye coordination. Even the act of holding a smartphone steady when using coloring games helps kids develop basic coordination skills. Since coloring pages have all kinds of shapes and diagrams, kids are required to color within specified areas, which also helps them improve their hand‐eye coordination.
Red is an especially stimulating color. Some studies show that red even increases your heart and breathing rate. It has been shown to energize children, and potentially increase focus – making it a popular accent color for classrooms. However, too much exposure to red seems like it may trigger aggression in some children, especially toddlers. Red is perfectly fine as an accent color in a room, especially if you are trying to balance out cool colors. For instance, an exposed brick accent wall adds a splash of red to the room, without overwhelming the color scheme.
The process of one′s fingers moving back and forth as one colors is calming. It doesn′t require much thinking‐ you just pick a color, after that everything is already mechanical. That′s one of the reasons why teachers use this as a quiet time activity. In that brief moment, when your child is so focused on coloring, notice that his/her breathing is calmer and even. This is especially true for preschoolers. Coloring helps them cool down after an exhausting or exciting activity. Or when they are too excited for an upcoming event‐ say a trip, and they are too restless, I recommend coloring as a way to calm them down.