By 8u4hdz4k4r. kindergarten coloring. At Saturday, October 05th 2019, 08:53:48 AM.
A psychologist in Melbourne, Australia is an avid fan of coloring as an effective tool for helping his clients relax and unwind. Dr. Stan shared that he was having trouble getting his clients to use traditional techniques such as breathing, yoga and meditation to help control anxiety. When he saw how quickly and easily coloring relaxed children, he decided to research it as an alternative for adults and found it helped them achieve the same deep sense of relaxation. He maintains that ”five minutes of coloring a day is enough to get the same effect on the brain as about an hour worth of conventional meditation.”
coloring in assists in the development of hand & eye coordination as the child learns to color within the specified area. Watching and doing and coordinating both actions is a developing skill when coloring in. When children first start coloring they will have a tough time keeping within the lines but as they progress their skill will increase. Staying inside the lines takes considerable skill and when they master it they gain a sense of pride and achievement.
Dr. Joel Pearson, a brain scientist at the University of New South Wales in Australia explains: ”You have to look at the shape and size, you have to look at the edges, and you have to pick a color. It should occupy the same parts of the brain that stops any anxiety-related mental imagery happening as well. Anything that helps you control your attention is going to help.”