I grew up during the time of doodle art - remember those? You got a pack of felt markers and elaborate black line drawings on a number of themes. I would spend hours coloring these in! Little did I know then that coloring pages were a benefit to my well-being. The repetitive, low-stress, and "no brainer" act of color lends itself to relaxation. The calming effects not only helps to reduce stress levels, but also can help to bring you back to your youth. Now we have summer cocktail and beach coloring pages for summer, girl under the umbrella is for autumn. Every season is funny if you have a good coloring pages for that.
Make your children's school work fun too, with the 'school fun' option. Your kids can make awards for their schoolwork with titles such as 'ravenous reader award' 'marvelous math award' 'handy helper award' or 'shining star award.' You can personalize the award with your child's name, the date he or she earned the award, and decorate the award with a border. Check out the 'checkers' game, where you can print the game board and game pieces, and spend some quality time playing a game that was popular since you were a kid. The simple action of creatively coloring in a page acts as a release from the daily stresses and worries someone faces. In the moments that you are coloring, you have the potential to escape from every other thought and to focus your energy and attention to the image or design in front of you. What's more, individuals having trouble focusing are often experiencing this challenge due to an overly stressed mind and thought pattern. By taking time out to color, the same individual can encourage mental clarity and focus. Enjoyment. Laughter. Lightheartedness. Well, what if I told you that the secret to relieving your adult stress, limiting anxiety, and feeling happier could be found by employing some of those same childhood pastimes? My kids love to use Coloring Pages for fun times and Handy Manny is a frequent request! I like to have a batch of them on standby as well for any journeys we might be going on. They are a great way to make journeys go quicker for the kids and for us parents to get a little more peace! We have also used them at a plane terminal on a long delay to keep the kids occupied and amused. Trust me they can be a real lifesaver.
If you haven't experienced Handy Manny yet then I can recommend you do so! First launched by Disney in 2006, this helpful handyman is a great role model for kids of all ages. As a parent I find it refreshing to have a positive character for my young boys to watch. Like all Disney programs for children there is no violence but what I enjoy the most is the fact Manny doesn't use computers. It is good to see a show that teaches the benefits of gaining real world skills and the rewards of having a trade. How many of us parents have more than one child, and then have to contend with a civil war that breaks out whenever a toy is given to one child and not the other? If you give Winnie the Pooh free coloring pages to one child, you run the risk of incurring the righteous wrath of the other and so to that end then, you can use the online Winnie the Pooh coloring pages booklet to avoid such potential complications. If you have children visiting for the holidays this is an activity that they can all do together. You can display the completed coloring pages for everyone too when they come over too. The kids are going to love all of the attention that they get from this. You can even consider a coloring contest or a small bag of treats for each child who completes one of them. Her cute and happy manner mean she is a great subject to color in. Its a very safe and wholesome image with plenty to fire the imagination of our children. She is soft, simple and round, made up of easy shapes and easy for our kids to grasp.