The first coloring book, "The Little Folks' Paint Book" was published in 1879. Crayola introduced the crayon in 1903. And the average American child spends 28 minutes a day coloring and wears down about 730 crayons by the age of 10. Between parents and schools, roughly 2.5 billion crayons are purchased each year. 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. By simply thinking outside of the normal realm, parents can utilize the Internet to search for, and succeed in finding, practically anything to entertain their children with. With this new way of viewing the World Wide Web, all you parents out there can find free colouring resources and provide excellent entertainment and enjoyment for your kids. But most importantly, these resources free up your time! Plus, the end result is magnet material. These wonderful new drawings can go straight up on the fridge! Ask yourself, when was the last time one of your kids video games allowed for that special perk?
Coloring pages do not take much ink to print and A4 paper is not expensive at the store. Grab some pencils and your kids have everything they need. But no matter what cartoons your child enjoys you will be able to find coloring sheets for them online. Download some pages from a web site and get started today! There are hundreds of different themes you can find in the coloring pages starting from funny cartoon's characters to very informative pictures like alphabet, figures and so on. And thanks to coloring books by the preschool age many children already know the alphabet and how to count. By painting any of the letters in coloring pages they can learn how to write letters and be able to recognize them making the process of learning to read much easier. Thus, coloring pages are a very educational tool for young minds. Once they are finished there a few different things that you can do with their terrific art work that your kids will think is very special. One is to laminate it and use it as a placemat for them to put their dinner plate on and eat their dinner off of They will be proud as punch to sit down at the table with their own artwork on display at it. Another is to put it in a display folder with clear sleeves to display both sides of their picture this works well because your child can go to their display folder and look at their work and also you will have a neat folder to display their work for years to come, and the other is to stick it up on their bedroom window so when they are inside they can see the picture but when they are playing outside they can see the other picture that they have colored in. So as you can see their are many uses for kid coloring pages. Instead of buying coloring books of the child's favorite cartoon or movie characters, use the internet to look up some coloring pages for Disney, Pokemon, princesses, Barbie or whatever your child's particular passion is. There is an endless selection from which to choose.
If you have a little girl in your family then she is probably similar to my niece in that she wants to be a Princess when she grows up. I suspect it's down to all the Disney films she has watched religiously since she was very young. I haven't the heart to tell her that unless she marries a Prince soon she hasn't much chance. And no, I certainly don't know any royalty! I have a ton of scrapbooks now, all filled with his completed pages. I suspect I will love looking through these when I am older. The rest will go up on the walls of the house, mostly in the lounge or conservatory I imagine. By showing them off proudly I want to make clear to my boy how precious they are to me. By this I am hoping to build his self-confidence which was something I still suffer a lack of, so am keen to give my son the best head start in life that I can. When we get visitors to the house, whether friends or family you can also be sure they will comment on the artworks and tell my son what a great job he did. It seems to be having a good effect to as he has started to become more outgoing and will talk to near strangers now about his works, whats colors he used etc. Whereas before he would have been quiet with some folks, now he often offers to make them one straight away so they can take it home with them! Many mums of today will remember and know Hello Kitty from their youth in the 1980s when Hello Kitty arrived in the western world and starting showing up on all sorts of merchandise such as bags, books and diaries. Over the years her popularity has grown and now generations later, our own kids are familiar with Hello Kitty and buy products with her image on. Winnie the Pooh coloring pages are often looked upon with something bordering upon blind devotion and love with many adults because the Winnie the Pooh coloring pages are without a doubt, an excellent means of keeping youngsters amused. However, as wholesome and enjoyable as Winnie the Pooh coloring pages are and maybe, even Pooh bear can potentially pose a threat to the children. Winnie the Pooh coloring pages will by their very essence, require the presence of crayons, pens or pencils in which the child can color in the pages and so if left unsupervised there is always a very real risk that they may end up trying to eat the tools or use them in an equally haphazard manner. Before you buy any Winnie the Pooh coloring pages, make sure you check the coloring implements that come attached with it. If they are crayons, make sure that they are non-toxic ones so that in the event that your child should accidentally swallow them then the damage will be minimal.