A coloring book (BrE: colouring-in book) (or colouring book, or colouring page) is a type of book containing line art to which people are intended to add color using crayons, colored pencils, marker pens, paint or other artistic media. Traditional coloring books and coloring pages are printed on paper or card. Some coloring books have perforated edges so their pages can be removed from the books and used as individual sheets. Others may include a story line and so are intended to be left intact. Today many children’s coloring books feature popular cartoon characters. They are often used as promotional materials for animated motion pictures. Coloring books may also incorporate other activities such as connect the dots, mazes and other puzzles. Some also incorporate the use of stickers.
Apart from the great amount of emotional satisfaction that these coloring pages will provide your kids with, they will also help in the development of their finer motor skills, such as finger dexterity, eye-hand coordination etc. and increase their mental capacity, by developing their concentration power, determination, and the likes. Coloring pages will help your child understand various concepts, and even aid you in reciting various stories and fairy tales to them, making it a fun-filled activity, instead of mere bed-time reading.
Coloring pages have been around for many years, but with the ever-evolving technology that we are all so in awe of, it is the high-tech games and toys that generally catch the attention of parents, while the advantages that coloring pages have to offer very young or even elementary age children, are ignored. It would be quite beneficial for parents to understand that coloring pages provide a great number of learning opportunities for their children, and these lessons are conveyed in a fundamental way that children can grasp. And this incredible opportunity is available at no cost to you, as these pages can be freely printed from a number of online sites. So now you needn't worry about the cost of the latest expensive educational gadget, as you only need to supply the ink for your printer and you will be able to take advantage of all that coloring pages provide for your child.
The alternative is to buy coloring books in a shop or order the physical coloring book online. If you order the physical book online, it can take ages to receive it. Then you have to wait for the item to be delivered. If you buy a coloring product in digital form, you receive it within minutes of purchase. Normally, once your payment is made, an email is instantly sent to you and includes your purchase. Digital coloring pages are much cheaper than expensive coloring books. You can print pages over and over again, whereas traditional products only allow each page to be colored once. You can decide what pages to print. There are pages kids will like and pages they will not want to color. Digital coloring books give you the choice of which pages to print and quantity of pages.
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".