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". 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. 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.
These days color by number printables are available in a variety of artistic forms. You have an opportunity to pick from different cartoon creatures and/or pets, trucks etc. If the son or daughter adores Lilo and Stitch, without doubts, you may find a lot of coloring e-books featuring the heroes of that cartoon. Hello Kitty has even her own album, called "Hello World", featuring songs performed by many artists. Sanrio and Fender even released a line of Hello Kitty guitars and a jet airplane. We can say that along Pucca, another popular Japanese cartoon character, Hello Kitty is even more popular and more known that a lot of live artist or important people. It is a good example of globalization along with names like McDonalds, Coca-Cola and other like that. It is not surprising to consider the ever growing popularity of coloring pages. They are continuing to be the best entertaining activity among kids. Never mind hot this world is emerging to be, coloring pages online or over sheets are becoming the most popular activity among all age children. Coloring papers are the best way to keep your kid pre-occupied and creatively engaged. They are meant especially for those kids who are noisy and very chaotic. As a parent you not only keep your child engaged but also help build up confidence in them. They tend to gain experience with colors and their righteous pairing. Best of all of course are free pages that can be printed out at home any time you like. There is so much variety obtainable that as long as they have their pages and something to color with a child will never get bored. For many children, there is no greater gift they can give to Mom or Dad than a picture they coloured all by themselves. Inside or outside of the lines, any page coloured with love and happiness is a masterpiece.
If I don't know where to publish new coloring page - I put it Misc category. Different topics, characters, objects is here. If you don't know what do you really want - this category for you. All the drawings is printable. We have buttons for printing and downloading at the right part of page. All new coloring pages appeared here. And then I'll carry it to the proper category. By the way, do you know, that in every page of coloring page, at the bottom you can find links to other coloring pages. So you don't need to go to the category - you can follow direct to the page. Coloring books also help teachers and parents to solidify children's knowledge. Children can be instructed in their colors, the alphabet, shapes, seasonal occasions, as well as spiritual education to be strengthened in church or at home. 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. It seems that Batmans popularity will never stop. With several recent high quality and respected movies he really appeals to males of all ages. He's a great subject for dads to sit and work on with their sons. Every generation knows the hero and can talk about him. Here's a tip, why not ask your child to make up a story about what is happening in the picture, maybe just before or after the scene that is shown. Or why not ask your child to add in extra characters or even the batmobile. Don't feel you are done once the character is colored in, why not use it as a starting point for elaboration?