Did you enjoy it when you were a child? Do you still remember?
I do. My pencils were becoming shorter and shorter over time- some actually turned into the size of small match sticks. Especially those of my favorite colors. Me coloring away- the time stopped…
With so much technology around nowadays, it can be difficult to pry kids away from screens and get them involved in simple activities like coloring.
I think one way to get your kids ‘ hooked’ is to get coloring books on the themes of matters they are interested in at their age. The variety of fun themes coloring in books not only does it keep children entertained, but it can enhance their development too.
Colouring in is an excellent way for children to express themselves, develop their motor skills, relax and enjoy quality time with other family members. In such a busy world this age-old favorite is one of the sweet ways to slow down and enjoy the simple joy of childhood.
When your child colors in – he/ she develops a better grip on the pens or pencils they’re using. This action and precise grip aid in the development of the muscles in the fingers, hands, and wrist. Through the development of these fine motor skills, it can help them to become better at typing, as well as sports and other activities too.
Colouring is great for encouraging your children to feel more relaxed and comfortable whilst they work on their picture, it also helps the progression of patience in a child.
Practice makes perfect. Your kids will learn to concentrate. Over time your child’s concentration levels will expand.
If you can spend time with your child as they color, it can help with language development as you talk about descriptive adjectives and the color names as they take part in the activity. When they learn these skills from a young age, they’ll feel more confident using them in different situations too.
Wish your child developed nice effortless handwriting in the future?
I Believe handwriting will come more naturally and easily to children who were encouraged to color more. This is down to the hand strength, dexterity and attention to detail that is all developed when coloring in, and go hand-in-hand with what’s needed when they learn to write.
Having coloring sheets or pages is the perfect way of introducing children to the concept of learning and working from a piece of paper, something that they’ll be doing whilst in school.
The use of different colors when coloring in gives children the perfect opportunity to explore different color combinations, giving them the ability to see how they’re able to change the look of a picture.
Build a child’s self-esteem and confidence by encouraging them to complete a task. When the little one color in a whole picture he/she is bound to feel confident in their ability. When they see that their picture has come to life it’s going to give them a sense of achievement and pride.
Coloring in can have a calming effect. Definitely does have for adults. To believe this just look at the abundance of novelty varieties of coloring books for adults available in markets today. Tool helping to calm down is particularly helpful in children who struggle to process their negative emotions and frustrations, as coloring in will help them vent.
One of my favorite missions as a child carer is to promote creativity. This can be achieved in many many ways.
Stimulate the creative thinking of your kids with coloring in, thanks to giving them a choice of a drawing style, choosing the colors, and picking what they color in first.
Please never worry (or let them worry ) about keeping the colors within the lines, what matter is the practice, consistency in the progress, and above all FUN.
As a passionate promoter of healthy and clean foods for the whole family- the first design of my coloring books is FRUITS and VEGETABLES. I made the outlines of the drawings quite simple so toddlers from an early age ( once able to hold a pencil or crayon) can enjoy them. Saying that- parents of kids in the age of preschool and the early school year will find them suitable too.
To each fruit/vegetable, 2 A4 pages are dedicated. There is a simple outline of the name of fruit/veg in capital hollow letters to color in too and possibly attempt to recognize letters or even practice the spelling. It is never too early!
Am curious what themes of coloring books are you as a parent looking for?
What will be your coloring-in book of your choice of your dreams ( your child’s dreams) would look like?
Apart from A4 size would you be interested in smaller pages? Or maybe bigger?
Are your little ones some of those who flick fast through the coloring-in book and make scribbles through almost every page, and you’re sad that the book is ‘done’?
What about printing the pages in the comfort of your home from your own printer? In amount which suits you at the moment? And reprint more and more any time you wish? Or what about having the possibility to print just the favorite pages?
For those of you who like the thought- I created downloadable files of the very same drawings which you would find in the coloring books (*will add link here october 15th 2022 for so-called ‘printables’)
If you would like to know what exact fruits and vegetables are in each book, please contact me via Instagram.
Do get in touch also if you have some tips for themes of upcoming coloring books and coloring in pages. It will be my pleasure to try to create some to your liking.
Have a lovely week!
If for whatever mysterious reason the links to the Amazon page with the coloring-in the book available in your country doesn’t work- please visit the STORE in my blog page or type ‘Margo D Emerald’ into your Amazon store search bar to visit my author’s page on Amazon directly.
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