My youngest child enjoys saying that the care bears must be a million years old, the same age as me. As I stare at him I do not laugh because he made a funny statement but because I imagine the day when he is sitting at the table with his child and they make the same joke to him. People are making the adult coloring books bestsellers on Amazon! At the time of this writing, eight of the top twenty books on the bestsellers list, are coloring books for adults. There must be something behind this recent growth in interest. Now, everyone is always concerned about time, namely, having too little time. Too many things take up too much time. Errands take time, laundry takes time, meals take time. Add a child or two into the mix and time is of even greater importance. As Benjamin Franklin said, "Lost time is never found again." However, I would have to disagree with Mr. Franklin because of one crucial reason; Benjamin Franklin did not have the Internet. Since I don't believe this quote to be true, the question must be asked; how do I propose we win back our lost time? As far as I'm concerned, it is in this realm of free colouring pages that save the day.
Without doubt, pre-school intellectual development is vital, yet in various cases children simply don't like studies as it might seem monotonous. However use of video games features in learning absolutely fixes this common problem for little ones and their parents. There are educational dinosaur coloring pages to learn dinosaur facts or learn the alphabet. What color do you think a Triceratops was? What about Parasaurolophus? Paleontologists are still learning what color dinosaurs really were so you can make them whatever color you like! Me and my wee lad are big fans of Disney's movies. So you can be sure I always have Disney pictures on standby. Give him anything with Pluto or Donald Duck on and he will be very happy! Even the newer Disney stars like Handy Manny are very popular with him and I am happy that like all of their products, these characters are positive role models. You don't have to worry about anything your child may see when they are watching a Disney show! My secret wish and hope is that when he grows a little he will enjoy superheroes as much as I did at his age. I ate, slept and drank Superheroes practically when I was a young teen and really hope we can have this in common too. Batman and Superman were my favourites and I have already seen plenty of cool pictures that we could have a lot of fun together working on! I think all boys grow into a thirst for safe adventure and drama so hopefully my wishes will come true and soon I can be telling him about the adventures of his heroes while we select colors for Batman's cape! Dad and Mom, don't try to tell her that kittens aren't pink. Certainly there must be a kitten somewhere in the world that is pink. And if there is not yet then just wait until her creativity takes control of the situation. There soon will be. She will love coloring the kittens and princesses so much she may not want to stop. This is one activity that will be good to encourage as it will help her strengthen her mind in a fantastic creative manner.
Our favorites are a special collection of free dinosaur coloring pages by Paul Stickland, author of the great toddler book Dinosaur Roar! These dinosaurs are full of character and a big hit in our house. What is best about printable coloring pages is that many times they are free! You don't have to buy a membership to the website you visit. All you have to do is click and print. This can allow you to offer a huge variety of pictures to your child or your class without having to offer the same picture over and over again. The online coloring stuff with printable option might be the best of its kind as the child does not have to finish his coloring in one go, he can wait and try his hand whenever he wants to. Or he can get the prints once he is done with the artwork online. What pleases you more? The child who is happy and busy or the one who is always complaining of not getting the stuff he wants to color. Of course the latter option can be the choice. As a parent I know how expensive purchasing hundreds of coloring books can get and its such a shame to let something so fun pass them by because of money, so finding free pages online are a fantastic way to still provide kids with the fun without the expense. Let your kids evolve, grow, imagine, and participate in one of the easiest methods around to challenge their skills with coloring.