These pages are the best way to develop the hand eye co-ordination. Holding the color pencil and coloring within the line also involves development of motor co-ordination. It adds to the dexterity of the fingers, improves the concentration too. Such activities being interesting urges the child to complete before involving in a new task, which is good for improving concentration. Creativity with better learning is best achieved by coloring. Well, apparently they were back then and still are today for people of all ages. 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.
Just like guided meditation, coloring allows us to switch off our brains from other thoughts and worries and focus only on the moment, helping to alleviate stress and anxiety. It can be particularly effective for people who aren't comfortable with more creatively expressive forms of art, like painting or writing. The participants who are more guarded find a lot of tranquility in coloring images. It feels safer for them and it creates containment around the coloring process. You can also add decoration to a bigger appliance box that should appear like the Sponge bob's Pineapple house or the Krusty Krab. Don't forget to cut a door so your younger child can play during the party. Every Sponge bob fan knows how much he loves to blow bubbles... but do they know this "special technique"? Supply each guest with a bottle of bubble solution. They can simply try the special technique or you can show a bubble blowing. Make your children's school work fun too, with the 'school fun' option. Your kids can make awards for their schoolwork with titles such as 'ravenous reader award' 'marvelous math award' 'handy helper award' or 'shining star award.' You can personalize the award with your child's name, the date he or she earned the award, and decorate the award with a border. Check out the 'checkers' game, where you can print the game board and game pieces, and spend some quality time playing a game that was popular since you were a kid. The lowly printable coloring page is really a chance to show kids a lot of things about the world and best of all you can find coloring pages on just about every theme and idea and they are often free to print out. Printable coloring pages even work well in a pinch. If you have a bunch of kids over and only one unused coloring book left, it's easy enough to go online and print out as many copies of coloring pages as you need.
If you haven't experienced Handy Manny yet then I can recommend you do so! First launched by Disney in 2006, this helpful handyman is a great role model for kids of all ages. As a parent I find it refreshing to have a positive character for my young boys to watch. Like all Disney programs for children there is no violence but what I enjoy the most is the fact Manny doesn't use computers. It is good to see a show that teaches the benefits of gaining real world skills and the rewards of having a trade. This is the first place your kids can have fun. By letting them choose their pictures they will enjoy having the choice. Children like to feel they are big enough to make decisions and that their desires have an impact on the world, so let them browse the available pictures until they are happy. Very young children don't know the places where they are not allowed to draw and might do their coloring on the floor, walls, furniture and so on; apart from that they like tasting everything they hold in their hands like crayons, markers or paints. That's why they require continues supervision. But older children can work independently, giving you lots of free time, although they also enjoy a parent coloring along side them. Every child also likes to be appreciated by his parents. In this case we recommend to post children's best creative masterpieces in a prominent place in the house. It will give more confidence to your kids. A lot of the activities kids do these days are very expensive or very hard for me to join in with. For example, I certainly can't skateboard, I can't swim and I definitely do not know how to use a PC or Xbox to play games. I am lost when it comes to computers, I really am. I know it is inevitable that as my son grows that he will soon enough be wanting to do things on his own and being seen with his dad would be grounds for teasing from his friends so I am making a huge effort to spend as much free time as I can with him now and really make every moment count. They say time is the most precious gift you can give to a youngster and I am trying hard to live by that. It seems increasingly hard to find activities that Fathers can do with their little ones. Mums seem to get most of the fun.