Instead of purchasing coloring books from art stores, simply use the internet to look for your child's favorite cartoon or any movie characters. You could try to look for categories, like Disney Characters, Princesses, Barbie or alphabets. The kind of coloring books that your child prefers. With such, there is an endless selection in which you could choose from. Apart from watching his shows, we love to sit and color in pictures of our favourite superhero. It's been great seeing how he has improved over the years. First with his hand eye concentration, then his autograph and definitely his imagination has gotten a boost. He is very creative. Nowadays when we have finished we often cut out the characters and then stick them on the walls or the fridge and position them so they are acting out an action scene. No matter how old the child is they can still take part. My youngest cant keep the page steady so I stick it down with some sellotape and she can then take part! She just loves to color in their dresses and jewellery and the more brilliant and extravagant she can make them the better. She has really improved with her hand eye co-ordination and creativity since she started regularly using these too. I always ask her to autograph her amazing works of art and I can see over time how much better her writing has become. I know I will treasure these momentos when I am older.
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. The question is would a child really benefit from spending time coloring in outlines of pictures created by someone else? You can find the answer by thinking of the benefits kids get from colouring in. When a child visits an online coloring page and begins to indulge in the activities there, they learn to appreciate the value of taking their time to ensure that they do a good job. They also teach them to take pride in what they do and know they did their best. 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: