Well, apparently they were back then and still are today for people of all ages.
Coloring books for adults is an offspring of art therapy which is a mental health profession that is the process of making and creating artwork which intends to "explore feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior and addictions, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety and increase self-esteem" (according to the American Art Therapy Association). So basically, it's similar to good old therapy. Also, art therapy is not only about mental health and improving yourself - it's a form of personal expression, as well.
Coloring pages are actually a great way on how to entertain children all through their travel. Whenever your child has grasped the basics, they could color into their heart's content with very little administration needed by the parents. Apart from occupying the child's time as well as imagination, managing the crayons could prepare the child's brain and hands for the skills needed in learning the strokes of better hand writing. Since an adult feel that the sky should be always blue and the grass should always be green, your child will surely experiment about using different colors. Simply make it sure that you are showing the pride into your child's creation and reserve a spot into the refrigerator for the best works of art. So, get the best coloring book site for your child and develop his or her skills well.
Blue’s Clues is an American live-action/animated educational children’s television series that premiered on Nickelodeon on September 8, 1996. Producers/creators Angela Santomero, Todd Kessler, and Traci Paige Johnson combined concepts from child development and early-childhood education with innovative animation and production techniques that helped their viewers learn. The show was originally hosted by Steve Burns, who left in 2002 and was replaced by Donovan Patton as Joe until 2006. The show follows an animated blue-spotted dog named Blue as she leaves a trail of clues/paw prints for the host and the viewers, in order to figure out her plans for the day. Blue’s Clues became the highest-rated show for preschoolers on American commercial television and was critical to Nickelodeon’s growth. It has been called “one of the most successful, critically acclaimed, and ground-breaking preschool television series of all time. ” A spin-off called Blue’s Room premiered in 2004.
Now, everyone is always concerned about time, namely, having too little time. Too many things take up too much time. Errands take time, laundry takes time, meals take time. Add a child or two into the mix and time is of even greater importance. As Benjamin Franklin said, "Lost time is never found again." However, I would have to disagree with Mr. Franklin because of one crucial reason; Benjamin Franklin did not have the Internet. Since I don't believe this quote to be true, the question must be asked; how do I propose we win back our lost time? As far as I'm concerned, it is in this realm of free colouring pages that save the day.
So, what is it that makes fairy coloring such a worthwhile pursuit? This is my opinion, obviously, but here goes. When a child, or an adult faces a crisp white coloring page it is the beginning of an adventure. It gives a little feeling of elation and wonder. It might give you a little feeling of fear or confusion. Trust me, if you relax and realize that you are doing this "just for the fun of it". This cliche is true. Any art is really for the fun of it. For the exploration and adventure.
Online coloring- computer and internet open a new and great spectrum of drawing and coloring. As of now, adults are very sizeable living that creates, draw and color pictures for the computer animation like movies, video games, commercials as well as items that most of the people would never consider, like high quality information sites. With such options, it is no wonder that the tools as well as the formats being used in this kind of artwork carried down along with children.
Coloring pages not only enhance concentration skills, eye-hand coordination, color coordination and various other essential skills, they also give you some time to relax with your child. Moreover, coloring papers are so enjoyable and learning that parents give feedback of increased concentration among their children, better coordination of colors etc.