Coloring books for adults is an offspring of art therapy which is a mental health profession that is the process of making and creating artwork which intends to "explore feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior and addictions, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety and increase self-esteem" (according to the American Art Therapy Association). So basically, it's similar to good old therapy. Also, art therapy is not only about mental health and improving yourself - it's a form of personal expression, as well. According to Wikipedia: A coloring book (or colouring book) is a type of book containing line art for a reader to add color using crayons, colored pencils, marker pens, paint or other artistic media. Coloring books are generally used by children, though coloring books for adults are also available. They cover a wide range of subjects, from simple stories for children to intricate or abstract designs for adults. The golden age of coloring books is considered to be the 1960s. 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.
As a young ones parent or a school teacher you need to plan activities with him for coloring pages. For the most part the parents tend to give those coloring pages to kid to keep him busy. But the fact is that these kids need to get some mental exercise from these coloring pages and it should be construed by the kid as a mundane exercise. I can recall vividly my father introducing me to coloring in sheets as a hobby, and now I am doing the same with my child. Never mind how the world changes, our children nowadays love to color in just as much as we did when we were young. Kids love to show off what they can do by using their paints on the coloring sheets you give them. Coloring books are actually things of the past. With such, today's kids are not too much fond of it, than those who were many years ago. This is for the reason that, these children have been spoiled by the entire fantastic and new ways of coloring by just using their computer or fancy markers as well as pens. While you could get a way with the coloring books as well as crayons for some long trip, do not expect that you child who is under the school age could quietly sit into a table while coloring pictures in a very old school way. There are actually much better things that they could use, here are some of those: The thing that I love most about colouring pages is that it allows me the opportunity to share a small aspect of my past with my children. Although they find it comical that some of the coloring page characters such as the care bears, tinkerbell, and strawberry shortcake were around when I was a child.
All the kids likes cartoons. And parents of kids likes cartoons coloring pages. It helps to take kids from TV and make something together. Coloring pages helps to improve motor skills and understanding of colors. Also it teaches to respect the lines. When kids are coloring the coloring pages from cartoons - it is much funnier. They can return to favorite cartoon to look on colors of hero and then get back to coloring. Coloring pages are also very popularly showing holiday ideas, pictures, and characters (such as Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny), as well as biblical images, animals, educational themes, storybook themes, scenes in nature, and long retired cartoons. Even rudimentary objects have been changed over into coloring page format, like food, buildings and planes. Sponge Bob can be described in many ways, as a kitchen sponge, due to its dimensions and it shape, as a fry cook, which soon gathers a lot of "friends" like him, but also as a optimistic character, naïve in most of the times. We can all seize its humour from the situations that he is been put in, from the style of language it uses, that is easy to be understood only by adults, all of these happening in the underwater. Children are very curious so while coloring any picture they will ask many questions about the drawn subjects. And all the information kids get during this enjoyable activity they absorb as a sponge.