A big part of caring for a child is taking care to ensure the child’s all-round development. You’ll be surprised to find out that this can be achieved with minimal expenditure since there are plenty of resources available for parents and caregivers these days. Simple things such as coloring pages are available for free, or very inexpensively, and are extremely easy to obtain. It is very important to use them since they provide your child with multiple benefits. These benefits include: Improved hand and eye coordination as a result of learning to apply color within specified areas on the page. The muscles in children’s hands and fingers are not fully developed but regular use of crayons and coloring pencils will develop these muscles. There are plenty of wonderful options to choose from when it comes to getting the right color pages for a child. You can choose designs suitable for children of a specific age; for instance, the ones for very young kids have large and simple patterns unlike the ones for older kids. You could also get pages that feature the child’s favourite cartoon characters. Eventually, the child can move onto creating original drawings that help express his or her personality.
Local Christian bookstores usually also have individual pages or reproducible coloring books from which you can make copies so that more than one child can color in the same story picture. This is particularly useful if you want to give your Sunday School students something to color while you are teaching the lesson.
Older children may become bored with coloring and prefer to create their own images. This is a natural progression, and one parents should welcome. Nevertheless, coloring does have a place in child development and can become part of his or her daily routine. Some children may have difficulty expressing themselves; however, as they continue to be creative they will often start to open up more readily. Colouring is a great way to express themselves and their ideas, particularly if they have problems they do not know how to cope with. It is used to bring subconscious thoughts to the surface and help children to understand them. You might not realise it yet you are helping the environment as you do not need paper to draw and colour images.
You might have heard of alphabet color pages that are used to teach preschool kids and toddlers. They are taught alphabets and relate them with their surroundings. Similarly the Biblical coloring pages are there too for getting direct print from your computer and show them to your children. The world of web has been really delightful in these matters. You can find ready made color pages in hundreds of styles and colors that also contain Biblical themes, stories like Noah’s Ark, the Whale, miracles of Jesus, about the birth of baby Jesus, Mother Mary, Easter, Gift of Magi and alike. The use of these coloring sheets is perfect to teach preschool children the values and morals of Christianity, the true meaning of religion and how to become pious.