The thing that I love most about colouring pages is that it allows me the opportunity to share a small aspect of my past with my children. Although they find it comical that some of the coloring page characters such as the care bears, tinkerbell, and strawberry shortcake were around when I was a child. By simply thinking outside of the normal realm, parents can utilize the Internet to search for, and succeed in finding, practically anything to entertain their children with. With this new way of viewing the World Wide Web, all you parents out there can find free colouring resources and provide excellent entertainment and enjoyment for your kids. But most importantly, these resources free up your time! Plus, the end result is magnet material. These wonderful new drawings can go straight up on the fridge! Ask yourself, when was the last time one of your kids video games allowed for that special perk? The coloring page has many benefits. It's an activity, number one, that keeps the kids happily involved. Number two, it encourages the artistic side of your children and number three, encourages several developing skills, such as coordination, decision-making and follow through when they finish their coloring pages. When children enter school, some of them have more trouble than others with simple tasks like writing and cutting with scissors. Children who have developed their fine motor skills tend to perform much better throughout their academic lives.
Coloring books for adults is an offspring of art therapy which is a mental health profession that is the process of making and creating artwork which intends to "explore feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior and addictions, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety and increase self-esteem" (according to the American Art Therapy Association). So basically, it's similar to good old therapy. Also, art therapy is not only about mental health and improving yourself - it's a form of personal expression, as well. No matter what the theme or the picture, all a child - or the young at heart - needs is the page and something to color with. Pencils, crayons, markers, watercolor paints, chalk. There are coloring books made specially to be used with water-colors, that come with their own little set of paints and brush, and have thicker pages. Family time can be difficult to get in the modern world but this is a great activity that everyone can be involved with. Make sure to display their finished works around the home and show off how proud you are of the kids. A great room to show off their pieces in would definitely be the den or even the stairs. Be sure to get your little ones to sign their work. All practise at writing their names is good! Things to do with kids are so expensive these days that it is great to find how cheap coloring sheets really is. Hopefully we have proved to you that this is a fun activity that your young kids will enjoy. And by using Hello Kitty sheets you will be certainly be a very cool parent.