It is unbelievable to consider how enduringly popular Coloring Pages nevertheless continue to be. Never mind how the world changes, our children nowadays love to color in just as much as we did when we were children. It is an outstanding family interest and one you should make a regular time out to relish with your youngster.
It not just increases concentration skills, hand eye co-ordination and the picking up of colors, it is also a great chance for us grownups to get some quality time with our children. It is just so enjoyable to give feedback as your youngster gets more practiced and better at staying between the lines, or coordinating the correct colors to the right area on the character on the page.
Of course it is the colorful well recognized characters who are most popular. For daughters, it has to be princess coloring pages and hello kitty. For sons, it's Spongebob and Spider-man. However the most popular overall is Disney Coloring Pages, which is no surprise!
And maybe the best thing about coloring pages is that they are free. There are many sites online that give you a wide range of pages for you to chose from and select. Then you simply print them out (most homes have a printer these days) and as long as you have something to color in with, you're good to begin. Few activities for kids are as stress free, thats for certain.
By sticking your kids arts around the house (usually the kitchen or playroom) you will also be subtlely showing how proud you are of their efforts and contributing to the building of their self-respect. As time passes and they see their progression it will also teach them that with practice and persistence they can get better at anything they put their mind to. After all, practice makes perfect.
Creative use of imagination is encouraged by this free pastime. Why not ask your little one to elaborate on what is happening in the scene or to add characters to the background? By engaging your kids like this you are teaching them to use their imagination, creativity and firing up their brains to better understand the world around them.
So we hope you can see this cheap activity is a very rewarding one for kids.