By UntuN6T3ruS. Coloring Pages. At Tuesday, November 19th 2019, 13:14:07 PM.
My child just turned 3, and is very good at color within the lines and will spend 20-30 minutes on one-page coloring it. Hi, I’m Kim! I’m the mom of three and a former chemist turned bookkeeper and mom. I am passionate about helping kids (and parents!) embrace STEM fields by sharing easy and fun learning activities. I also like to help twin moms and just moms in general by sharing the practical parenting methods I have found to work. My motto is you don’t need all the answers in life, you just need to be willing to wonder.
Visual perception is so important to many functional skills in handwriting: awareness of the body’s position as it moves through space, line awareness, using margins on a page, and writing within a given space. Coloring is a great tool in working on these areas as children color within lines and given spaces. But sometimes, kids have trouble staying in the lines or coloring in areas without leaving large spaces uncolored. Verbal and visual cues can help with this.
This is a fun way to work on fine motor strength and bilateral coordination. Holding down that cotton t-shirt is a bilateral coordination workout!