My daughter is developmentally delayed and autistic, which is very sad, yet at the same time there are many joys. She loves coloring, even as a teenager she has a very large box of coloring books of many types. She loves crayons, especially the new scented crayons; these are crayons that leave behind a scent after you color with them. They have some really good scents such as roses and linen, but most of them smell, well yucky, to me. They have scents such as dirty sneakers, wet dog, and other unusual scents.
The first book we purchased had 39 pictures of mandala drawings. A small box of basic coloring pencils started our adventure. We worked with the primary colors of red, orange, blue, green, violet. black, white, and a few other tints which were in the small box. The initial starting stage began with the techniques of our elementary school years. The instructions included the color wheel which we started paying attention to after getting bored with the basic colors.
I must admit that personally I bought into this concept hook, line and sinker. When my two older daughters were small, I colored with them, and enjoyed doing it. I never realized the calming effect it had on both the girls and me.
I also found out that there are no rules when it comes to coloring, color outside the lines; it is surprising a way of breaking the rules, and it feels so good. There are no coloring police to arrest you for breaking the color inside the lines rule. Nor do you have to follow the instructions and use the suggested colors. It is a release that is outstanding.
Finally I saw the light and recognized the almost instant calming and relaxing effect that drawing had on her. It was a fantastic mood-altering, anger reducing experience. At long last, I shut up about telling her to grow up.
But most of all, you will provide your kids with a fun-filled, colorful period of time, which they will enjoy to the fullest extent possible. You will be able to see the sense of pride and achievement in their eyes, which they are bound to feel on the completion of each of these little projects. Coloring pages are a complete entertainment package for kids, especially if you find ones which depict their favorite character, season or theme. Some instances are Pokemon coloring pages and Disney coloring pages.
Armed with this new information, do not you feel that providing your child with these powerful learning tools is something that you should do? Coloring pages offer a great way to combine learning and enjoyment for your child.
Kids, however, witness and perceive everything, and are always eager to let their knowledge flow to others through various means, verbal and non-verbal. While the verbal means are also important, the non-verbal ones are much more fun-oriented. These include various kinds of coloring books and, talking about the new generation, free printable coloring pages from the internet.
Take for example a coloring page that has a number one, along with a giraffe that is reminiscent of a number one in its shape. Your child will not only have fun coloring the number and animal, but their lesson will also include writing the number one and being introduced to a giraffe.
This new craze has gone beyond its use for doodling or a form of activity for relaxation, or an activity for the elderly. Hobbyists are finding this to be a fun activity and are using their finished art pieces in craft projects.