Well, apparently they were back then and still are today for people of all ages.
These days color by number printables come in a variety of artistic forms. You could choose among a number of cartoon characters and/or pets, cars and so on and so forth. If your son or daughter likes Lilo and Stitch, without doubts, you can find a lot of colour by number pages with the characters of that cartoon.
People wonder if online colouring pages are educational as they find it difficult to believe that they do. They are educational as children learn to value hard work and dedication to their tasks they are assigned and they learn to experience a sense of accomplishment after completing something. Children also learn self-discipline as they concentrate on colouring online. They learn to complete a task before starting the next one. It is important for children to learn to complete activities in the classroom as it is the key to their academic success.
Coloring pages are also a fantastic way to engage the busy hands and minds of your fidgety kids on vacation trips in the car or by plane. You don't need to scratch your head over the children's entertainment during the rainy days or how to distract them at the doctor's waiting rooms.
Online coloring pages are a great and free way to entertain your children. In today's advanced technological world it's so easy to find this activity in the Internet. Many websites offer free coloring pages. All you need is just a computer, Internet access and a printer.
Being launched as a Nintendo video game for kids, Mario soon became very popular among the other animated characters. With his brother, Luigi, Mario has to jump around and defeat enemies, in this game, which usually has a simple plot. Mario represents a step forward for the world of animation, as it does not limit just to a series of cartoons, it has got on to the next level, the 3D games. Mario coloring pages features the adventures and situations that Mario faces and are very appealing to young kids, toddlers or kindergartens. Also Mario has been the most successful and the most sold out product, made by Nintendo, and it is, also the first video game character that has been honoured with a figure of wax.
Many coloring pages also come with activities: connect dot to dots, match the pairs, find the items out of place in the picture, count how many green umbrellas on the picture, in this labyrinth find the way that will help the fireman get the kitty out of the tree and many others. These are all examples of the everyday things children can learn from simple coloring pages.