Well, if the coloring pages and books that Old People – those of us past the age of twenty-five – used back in the days before they invented weather and when we all knew what a telephone cord was are fading out of mind, they are being reborn on the Internet. Children's coloring pages are all over the place online. A whole new dimension of coloring and drawing has been opened up with the advent of the Internet.
When the Internet was still pretty new – anyone here old enough to remember those days? –only a few websites offered free, printable coloring pages, and most of these merely contained some rough sketches or produced teeny weeny pictures. But today one can find a multitude of websites from which you can print out high-quality coloring sheets on nearly any subject that you can imagine.
Why Children's Coloring Pages are Important
Today's children still love coloring just as much as the Old People used to when they were children. In addition to this fact, it's now known that coloring is a wondrous pre-reading activity which helps children develop the hand-eye coordination they'll need for learning how to write. Parents who encourage the use of children's coloring pages are also encouraging an array of other development skills including decision making, patience, persistence, and creativity.
Children's coloring pages on the Internet offer a greater assortment of subject matter than the books in the stores can, and if your children want printed coloring books you can fire up that printer of yours and create a customized, one of a kind coloring book for your child. It only takes a few minutes to print out several coloring pages, and these lead to hours of entertainment and brain stimulation for your child.
The Choices in online Children's Coloring pages
At some websites you'll find the basic children's coloring pages that can be printed and colored by hand with crayons, colored pencils, and whatever else. However, you can also find websites that offer interactive coloring pages that require you child to work on the computer itself to fill in the images with colors. Often times, these interactive coloring pages are part of an entire online community and the pages are just one of many things available to do on the website.
For instance, a website with these pages might be about dolls, and it would also contain all shapes, sizes, and kinds of dolls for children to play with and even create them. Their favorites can become images on coloring pages. There will also likely be articles, games, quizzes, contests, and chat forums for doll lovers. Your child will love being able to learn so much and be so creative with something she has a love for already.
So, Old Person, find your child some good coloring pages on the Internet and open up a world of wonder for him!