Well, apparently they were back then and still are today for people of all ages.
The first coloring book, "The Little Folks' Paint Book" was published in 1879. Crayola introduced the crayon in 1903. And the average American child spends 28 minutes a day coloring and wears down about 730 crayons by the age of 10. Between parents and schools, roughly 2.5 billion crayons are purchased each year.
Learning the color of a chair, or an elephant, of flowers, sun, zebra, parrot etc, will not need mugging up, but mere practical activity that will leave an everlasting impression on these little developing minds. You can also engage them in activities like creating new colors by mixing 2 or 3 colors. This will make them understand the evolution of different colors, which is fun too..
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.
If I don't know where to publish new coloring page - I put it Misc category. Different topics, characters, objects is here. If you don't know what do you really want - this category for you. All the drawings is printable. We have buttons for printing and downloading at the right part of page. All new coloring pages appeared here. And then I'll carry it to the proper category. By the way, do you know, that in every page of coloring page, at the bottom you can find links to other coloring pages. So you don't need to go to the category - you can follow direct to the page.
Certainly, playing the Nintendo games featuring Mario can become, after a while very worrying for the family. And then is the time when children should get around, pick the coloring pencils that are most attractive for them and open a coloring book with Mario. The coloring book is one of the most entertaining activities that can be done in your spare time. It has the stars of Mario game in it, in beautiful images that are just waiting to be coloured. The size of the characters are variable, and some of these images, besides stimulating the children's creativity can be used to decorate your little room.
All the reasons listed above prove that coloring pages is a great educational tool for children.