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.
Online Disney coloring pages are a great way to keep your children pre-occupied, engaged and entertained. There are various websites which offer such coloring pages for free. These pages are a great effective way to make a child emotionally satisfied and busy. Here pictures of their favorite cartoon characters are downloaded from internet or bought from bookstores meant for kids. Internet holds a hub of cartoon characters loved by children like Disney, Pokémon, princess, Barbie etc. Disney also involves various characters like Winnie the pooh, mickey mouse, lion the king, finding the nemo etc.
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.
These days, many coloring books are used to market and promote children's movies or TV cartoon characters. Finding books containing basic illustrations of flowers, food, animals, etc are a bit more difficult, but not impossible. Themed coloring books are often best sellers.