Well, apparently they were back then and still are today for people of all ages.
These days color by number printables are available in a variety of artistic forms. You have an opportunity to pick from different cartoon creatures and/or pets, trucks etc. If the son or daughter adores Lilo and Stitch, without doubts, you may find a lot of coloring e-books featuring the heroes of that cartoon.
Fruits coloring pages - is a first thing that young mom typing in a Google when decide to find coloring pages for her kid. Thats right. When kid is coloring fruits - he is learning many things at once. First is the names of fruits, second is colors of fruits, and then - shapes of fruits. Its very important for 2-3 year kids. Later the kid will learn the tests of fruits: sweet or sour, e.t.c.
The simple action of creatively coloring in a page acts as a release from the daily stresses and worries someone faces. In the moments that you are coloring, you have the potential to escape from every other thought and to focus your energy and attention to the image or design in front of you. What's more, individuals having trouble focusing are often experiencing this challenge due to an overly stressed mind and thought pattern. By taking time out to color, the same individual can encourage mental clarity and focus.
Occasionally, you'll find official cartoon or TV character sites (such as PBS programs) will make available coloring pages for free to their fans. And there are many other sites that distribute coloring pages of those copyrighted characters. Sounds like dangerous legal ground ...but, surprisingly, I've never heard of any of these sites being prosecuted for copyright infringement. So they'll probably continue to make them available.
These sites are easy to find on the internet and they provide the child with a chance to explore his creativity. He is all by himself to experiment and learn. The shapes and colors will keep him busy and his mind occupied in making the best use of colors and drawings. Once the drawings are printed he can take them along to his room or to some other part of the house that pleases him.
Whether you are a parent or you are a preschool teacher you need to know the tricks to keep your kids engaged in activities which not help in building their creative abilities but also provide them the best opportunities of indulging in fun. Trying to find such activity becomes difficult when you are least aware of the coloring pages available for free (as most of them are available for free online). Internet is a hub of a variety of Disney and Christmas coloring pages which can be easily downloaded and printed for free. These coloring pages help in sustaining the interests of kids for a good length of duration. Moreover, it doesn't carry any kind of risk or potential harm to kids while coloring.