The repetitive, low-stress, and "no brainer" act of color lends itself to relaxation. The calming effects not only helps to reduce stress levels, but also can help to bring you back to your youth. However, it is important to understand that using a coloring book for adults is not exactly the same as completing an art therapy session. While art therapy was first practiced in the 1940s, the first research on using adult coloring pages as therapy is generally believed to have only begun as recently the mid-90s. It is almost a universal truth that Disney characters are loved by children of all age. In fact these characters really inspire and entertain every kid. Cartoon characters create a whole new world in the minds of children. So when the next time your child is getting bored, you don't need to get worried because it's the best thing you provide your child with- Disney pictures to print and color. It not only brightens their day but also makes them emotionally satisfied. Characters like Mickey Mouse, the princess collection, Winnie the Pooh, Finding Nemo, Little Mermaid, Lion King and many more inspire kids of all ages. Many parents and children think that online coloring pages are great way to past the time. It is a free way to entertain your children. Most sites actually offer different coloring as well as free printable activities for your children. They could surely get this, by just having a computer, internet access as well as a printer.
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. Encouraging Creativity. By having your children take part in coloring activities such as online coloring or printable coloring sheets you are encouraging their creativity. Helping a child develop their imagination and creativity will help them learn to express themselves. Some children may have a difficult time expressing themselves but as they continue to be creative they will often start to open up more readily. 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.