Coloring books are where most kids start to develop their artistic dexterity. They are available relatively cheap, they are often related to cartoon characters or objects familiar to very young children. They provide guidelines for children who are learning to control their hand movements by "coloring inside the lines". Just like reading stories in picture/illustrated books with their children, parents often use coloring pages to teach children and stretch their imagination. Standard coloring pages provide outlines within which children can color, but some art educators believe that free-form pages are an even better tool. A good example of these coloring books can be found at CreativeColoringBooks. 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.
Learning the color of a chair, or an elephant, of flowers, sun, zebra, parrot etc, will not need mugging up, but mere practical activity that will leave an everlasting impression on these little developing minds. You can also engage them in activities like creating new colors by mixing 2 or 3 colors. This will make them understand the evolution of different colors, which is fun too.. There are a variety of cool images within lots of categories. All of the images pertain to the farm theme, whether it's indoors or out. Find farm animal coloring pages: cows, horses, goats, chickens, ducks, pigs, sheep and more! Find vehicles found on a farm such as cars, trucks and tractors. Find things grown on a farm like fruits and vegetables. Kids can learn all about farm life while coloring their artistic creation! Coloring can be a relaxing activity kids and adults. Some pages have fun trivia questions too! Kids and adults can stimulate thinking and memory skills, with these fun trivia questions. Free coloring sheets are fun art activities for children and adults! 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. Coloring pages are also a fantastic way to engage the busy hands and minds of your fidgety kids on vacation trips in the car or by plane. You don't need to scratch your head over the children's entertainment during the rainy days or how to distract them at the doctor's waiting rooms.
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. There are educational dinosaur coloring pages to learn dinosaur facts or learn the alphabet. What color do you think a Triceratops was? What about Parasaurolophus? Paleontologists are still learning what color dinosaurs really were so you can make them whatever color you like! Don't limit what they can offer due to the fact that they don't have many supplies to work with. You can even consider offering them craft supplies such as glue and glitter, cotton, ribbon, and other items that can all become a part of the Spongebob coloring pages they are completing. If you want to decorate your house in a Disney style, these sheets are a very good option to fulfill this. You can get the sheet, already coloured by your children, sealed in plastic, you can frame it yourself, or get it professionally framed. This way, you will offer the little ones the chance to enter the Disney world in a cheap and beautiful way.