A small child's intellectual capabilities begin to develop as soon it is born and by age 4 they have developed most of the basic capabilities they would require for their adulthood. The brain never stops growing though and keeps on assimilating and organizing the knowledge it had acquired.
The coloring pages alone will keep the little ones busy. They can select a favorite character and print it, or they can even color the picture online. Alongside each picture is a palette of paints that they can click and drag to the outline to paint it before they print it. This option gives your kids the computer skills they'll be using when they go to school. It's fun and educational to visit Disney coloring pages!
The complexity. Determine your child's level when it comes to coloring. Some color books provide large coloring spaces making it easier for children to color the page, stay in the lines, etc. As the child gets older, their skill level for coloring increases as well, and the difficulty of the book may as well. Some coloring books come with written instructions, and other games, such as a dot to dot, or a maze. If you want to keep your child happy, and still challenge them, choose coloring or activity books in their range or level, and do not frustrate them with books that have too small of pictures, or too many spaces to color, or written instructions.
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.
Coloring sheets which prove helpful by coloring the things within the surrounding - to be connected and gain the knowledge about the surrounding, coloring is a great means to help a child learn to distinguish the stuff around him or her. The coloring sheets which offer natural features can also be found from the internet.
That goes to show that the images on the books should be simple to relate with and identify. In addition, stick to books that have easy coloring pages, which have well-spaced images for sample coloring and ensure you have enough crayon and coloring pencils to for all. You can have two kids on a book each taking a turn to color an image. It is a great way of teaching them the values of sharing.
At special occasions like the Holidays we pretty much blanket the walls of our house in Coloring Pages. In December there are pictures of Santa, Rudolph the Reindeer, Sleighs, Christmas Trees, Elves, Carol Singers and much more all over the house. While at Halloween no matter where you go in our home there will probably be a Pumpkin, Bat, Little Devil or Ghoul staring at you! I am careful to pack them all away carefully afterwards and intend to still be using them decades from now, much to the probable embarrassment of my son. So if you are a parent and are looking for easy and low cost ways to spend quality time with your children I would say use Coloring Pages, you really can't go wrong with them.