Madelina Lemoine May 29, 2020 Coloring Pages For Kids
They learn to tell the difference between green, yellow, red, pink and so on. Using different colors gives your children a chance to explore the different color combinations. It also teaches your children about lesser known colors. Children who learn early about color wheel have an easier time understanding the makeup and mixing of colors. Therapeutic, Coloring is proven therapeutic for some kids, especially if they do it frequently. They vent their feelings, frustrations and other emotions though coloring. An angry child vents out his frustration by scribbling over the picture of the sun or outside the lines. Grip, For many kids, crayon is the first object that they learn to hold in a certain manner.
Then you would color the cranial nerves and the associated names and lastly you would color the spinal and autonomic nerves, which are part of the peripheral nervous system (PNS). Start coloring the “Organization page” while following the coloring notes and system. Read the text and explanations following the “Organization” page to learn more details about the CNS, PNS, motor and sensory neurons and autonomic nervous system. This would provide more details about all the structures you colored since the only thing you know about them so far are the names. Continue to the next page called “Functional Classification of Neurons” and repeat all the steps again. It is essential to go with the illustrations in order rather than skip them. You need to firstly understand the big organization of the nervous system before you start classifying them. Only then you can start learning about synapses and transmission.
Therapy for Neurological and Mental Disorders, Although unconventional, many psychologists use coloring as a form of art therapy to treat patients suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and panic attacks, depression, eating disorders, drug addiction, anger management, and many more mental and neurological issues. Coloring books, with the help of complex designs, engage the person’s attention in a productive activity, removing the mind’s focus from the negative issues and habits.
Apart from Jung, psychologist Gloria Martinez Ayala also states that coloring reduces activity in the amygdala, an area of the brain which controls the emotions we experience while under stress (4). In layman terms, it can be said that coloring enables us to focus solely on the creative activity and not on our worries. Stress and anxiety are two mental conditions which go hand in hand. So, de-stressing inadvertently helps in preventing anxiety attacks from taking place and also helps a person cope with negative emotions.
Theresa Citerella, a student of art therapy at the Lesley University, was quoted saying that a lot of her classmates use coloring books in class to focus on their lessons. Similarly, Theresa also states that fidgety clients attending therapy sessions tend to ask for coloring books to concentrate and participate in group discussions. To achieve these positive results, people have started using coloring apps, such as the Mandala Coloring, on their smartphones and tablets. Coloring apps help you engage in this creative activity on the go.
In Conclusion, Coloring is steadily becoming a popular form of art therapy and is increasingly being used by to counteract stress and help improve focus. Hopefully, the 8 therapeutic benefits of using coloring books and apps discussed in detail above will help in clarifying doubts and answering questions regarding this popular form of therapy.
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