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.
Children are fascinated by colors. Since they are relatively new to this world, and are exceedingly curious and perceptive, they consider each new hue and shade to be exquisite and exceptional, unlike us, who have learned to take all the colors in the world for granted, and dont even look twice at any new shade as such, believing it to be just another part of the surrounding environment.
Coloring is a natural childhood joy. You see pure bliss on a childs face when given a new coloring book and especially a new box of crayons. Did you ever notice that one of the first things a child does with her crayons is to smell them? Their smell is invigorating and tantalizing.
And this incredible opportunity is available at no cost to you, as these pages can be freely printed from a number of online sites. So now you need not worry about the cost of the latest expensive educational gadget, as you only need to supply the ink for your printer and you will be able to take advantage of all that coloring pages provide for your child.
Coloring in a picture will command your childs full attention, as they concentrate on completing their work, and having the finished product show that they have done their best. This is a welcome assistance for parents who struggle to provide their children with experiences that will captivate their attention, only to find that their little minds and bodies start wandering after only a short time. So as a parent, you gain a short respite as your child works on their coloring page, your child gets to participate in a fun activity that teaches them as well. Which leads me to the next point.
Coloring pages can provide enrichment by providing pictures of numbers, letters, animals, and words, so that your child will expand their knowledge in a number of areas. Your child will receive the greatest educational benefit when the coloring pages bring all of these elements together, such as when there is a picture of an animal with its name written on the page, or when numbers are shown with the name of the number written out, or even a two-sided coloring page with one side showing the letter, number or word, and the other side of the page depicting an animal whose shape resembles the letter or number on the previous page.
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.
People who are considering art or find that they have a potential or interest in learning how to draw and color find that this new hobby interest is helping and building their confidence to advance their art training.
The last benefit I would like to discuss, actually consists of two advantages. Coloring allows your childs creativity to blossom, but it also provides insight into a childs emotions, and often child psychologists will utilize this tool to learn more about a childs feelings or frame of mind at a particular time. This is another great benefit of coloring for children, it can help you to understand how exactly your child feels at any given time.
If you are anything like me, I started downloading free examples offered by artists located Online. Selecting landscaping, animals, people, and objects allowed me to experiment and gain a better understanding of colors.