I will never forget the day my daughter got her first big coloring and activity book for kids. She was three years old. Within hours we completed all the puzzles, traced all the dots, differences, found the odds… Ideas were endless. Find the odd one out become our favorite entertainment during the time in the car, she just couldn’t get enough of it. I realized, that little sponge was ready to be filled with knowledge and to absorb everything you pour into her. The best part is that they are not even closely aware that they are learning, it is a game for them, and they don’t feel the pressure of something they have to do. They just do it because they enjoy it.
LESS SCREEN TIME
I am sure your little ones enjoy coloring and activity book for kids, but did you know all the benefits it brings.
Nowadays in these digital times, it is hard to separate kids from all sorts of screens. They enjoy it as if a new toy was given to them daily. And to be honest, sometimes we just let go if we want five minutes of peace.
But, is it the only, or the right solution? Coloring and activity books can be a perfect alternative and will occupy them and definitely bring great mental training.
BENEFITS OF COLORING AND ACTIVITY BOOK
Do you have nice handwriting? If yes, then probably you did a lot of drawing when you were a child. To perfect their writing kids need the strength and dexterity of hands. If they use the pencil on a regular basis it diminishes the possibility of poor pen grip. So, if you want them to have nice handwriting get them busy.
Patience and tolerance... Those are the hardest qualities they need to overcome. While they are painting they open up those magical doors into their special world of imagination. There they can create and do whatever and however, they like. They slowly overcome those two mentioned above… Because it takes time to do something, but if you enjoy it, you do become more patient and tolerant.
Don’t get mad if they draw outside the lines or if the colors are not like in the real life. Hey! It is their world and let them color the sun blue, the sea can be yellow, hair purple, and the apple in rainbow colors. It is their vision of the world around them and let them show us how they see it.
One other interesting thing is to ask them what did they drew and what does it mean. I will never forget when my daughter was 2.5 yo. She scribbled something… When I asked her if she could explain to me her drawing, she said: ´Mum, this is the whole world… And these are people… Lots of people… You know, it’s pretty crowded in the world.˝ I almost fell off my chair after those words, LOL. We are not aware of what is going on in those smart little heads and how many stories and wisdom are hidden in there.
Can you guess what she drew here?
˝Mum, this is coronavirus, and these hearts are all the love that I send to the sick ones˝. Kids are just adorable
The sense of satisfaction when they accomplish an assignment or finish coloring something strengthens their emotional security and self-respect. The preschoolers will be prepared for all the challenges in school, and embrace new assignments in school. If they believe they can finish what they started, that they are capable enough, they won’t have the fear of failure, and success is inevitable.
Coloring and activity books can be some kind of vent for their feelings. They can blow off all bad emotions and put them on paper. Simply forget about the whole world.
We shouldn’t ignore the part of bonding with our child. Solving assignments together brings lots of laughter, joy, and pride. The moment I see a sparkle in her eye when I tell her:˝Well done, you should be proud of yourself!˝ gives me a wind in the back to continue in those activities as much as we can. They do love when we praise them. I also wrote an article on roughhousing and bonding with our kids, so check it out.
OTHER CREATIVE IDEAS
Instead of just drawing on paper, why don’t you take it to the next level? Take some chalks when you go to the playground, or put a board on the wall that is always available to them to use it. Or let yourself be a bit crazier and paint the windows as we do! My girls adore painting on windows.
Sometimes all these activities are a bit undo-able with the little 2-year-old sis. But we do try to harmonize it all. Younger gets the paint everywhere, even her nose, fingers, and hair. Yes, the washing machine is quite busy in our home LOL.
A GIFT FOR YOU – a free printable coloring and activity book for kids
To keep the story short and help you cheer up your little creative heads, I prepared for you a free pdf download Easter activity book. My 6-year-old daughter actively participated in making this book. She was my main judge and critic and source of ideas. I am immensely grateful to her for all the help. The book is full of coloring and working sheets.
Here is the link:
Download free Easter activity book
I hope your kids will love the book. This is my first printable project. I have read somewhere: ˝Don`t ever publish your first printable.˝ Well, I guess I am the brave one, so I did publish it. Please be kind with the critics ha-ha.
Paint, write and have fun with your kids, and let them teach you how nice it is to be carefree if only for a bit.
My daughter’s favorite color is colorful, so, stay in that tone, be like a rainbow cheerful and diverse…
WE ARE STRONGER THAN WE ALL THINK!