I have to admit to ridiculing her for wanting such childish things; I wanted her to be normal. What I didnt realize is that her fondness for coloring and crayons is very normal. It just isnt what most teenage girls spend their time doing.
Do you like to color? If you have not done so you may wish to try your coloring techniques on a new hobby called coloring for adults. Its popularity started out as means of occupying your idle time while traveling or waiting your turn for an appointment at the doctors or dentists office.
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.
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.
Applying color to the black and white pages of a coloring book, is creative, fun, relaxing and you get to create something to be proud of.
Coloring pages are a wonderful way of allowing your child to express their ideas, opinions and perception through artistic and creative methods. You will be astounded when you see what amazingly beautiful masterpieces these puny little kids can create in the form of finished coloring pages.
Other than this, again, these printable coloring pages will help develop your childs finer motor skills, such as eye-hand coordination etc, and will also help develop their concentration and determination towards completing a given task in an adequately satisfactory manner. They will also learn a lot of concepts through the means of these printable coloring pages.
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.
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.
Another advantage of coloring pages is that they provide your child with the chance to strengthen their hand eye coordination, as they learn to color in the lines. This skill will develop gradually as they go from struggling to stay inside the lines, to perfecting this fine motor activity.