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.
Coloring printouts are the best part in any kid's lives to express their feelings, ideas, thoughts and creative imagination. In fact it amuses parents when they see their child's performance. Sometimes kids exhibit stunning performances while showcasing their skills in application of colors. Internet is a hub of free coloring printouts for kids. Parents or pre-school teachers can easily access a variety of such coloring pages. They can select the best ones for their kid after considering certain factors. Then they can take out prints using good quality printer. All you need is just a computer at your home.
By simply thinking outside of the normal realm, parents can utilize the Internet to search for, and succeed in finding, practically anything to entertain their children with. With this new way of viewing the World Wide Web, all you parents out there can find free colouring resources and provide excellent entertainment and enjoyment for your kids. But most importantly, these resources free up your time! Plus, the end result is magnet material. These wonderful new drawings can go straight up on the fridge! Ask yourself, when was the last time one of your kids video games allowed for that special perk?
Besides helping the children to develop their imaginations, parents can utilize stories from the coloring pages to teach their kids practical lessons. While the children are enjoying the process of coloring the images, they can be taught values that are important for them to grasp at a young age. Lessons from the real world can also be taught at the same time. When parents take the time to tell their children stories as they color, the child’s imagination is further strengthened and enhanced.
Beyond the skill of holding a crayon or pencil properly, learning to keep the lines drawn on the coloring pages is another example of fine motor skills. This is a more advanced concept, and may well take several years for the child to fully be able to accomplish, so only positive comments should be made on your youngsters coloring attempts in this regard. It is better to have them enjoy coloring and want to do it often then become discouraged by negative feedback and harsh criticisms. Christian parents can easily find many free Bible coloring pages online. Even if your family is not religious it is important for children to understand religious concept, icons, and events from the Bible. This is an issue cultural education, not just a moral foundation. In a broader perspective these images can be used as a starting point for conversation on moral topics in general. Of course coloring pages depicting Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist and even Humanist principles are freely available online. Beyond these simplistic and often jingoistic sources, a foundation for a broader moral education can be found if parents use a little creativity in their search. Many state government departments offer free couloring sheets promoting good citizenship. For example the State Department of Environmental Protection might offer activity pages promoting keeping the environment clean. Other important civic and moral lessons that can be taught via coloring are sharing, loyalty and self-discipline.