According to Wikipedia: A coloring book (or colouring book) is a type of book containing line art for a reader to add color using crayons, colored pencils, marker pens, paint or other artistic media. Coloring books are generally used by children, though coloring books for adults are also available. They cover a wide range of subjects, from simple stories for children to intricate or abstract designs for adults. The golden age of coloring books is considered to be the 1960s.
A small child's intellectual capabilities begin to develop as soon it is born and by age 4 they have developed most of the basic capabilities they would require for their adulthood. The brain never stops growing though and keeps on assimilating and organizing the knowledge it had acquired.
The Disney has the potential to create a world with children and they are favorite friends of kids. They capture their hearts and give them an inner pleasure. This is the reason that when they are provided with picture of Disney to color they fall in love with it. They love to get themselves engaged in the freehand coloring. All you need is to take out prints and encourage your child to do so.
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..
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.
You can choose from different characters: diligent Tecna or expressive Bloom and Musa, or maybe passionate Flora and Aisha. I'm sure here you can find a fairy especialy fo you and can find coloring page of your favorite farie. Especialy for you on pictures made colorfull previews of characters. It will be a hint for you in coloring process. But maybe you know better which colors shold be here. Go forward! Your fantasy is the best your guide. You can color pictures in any color of coloring pensils you have.
It's hard nowadays to find ways to get your kids, especially boys to sit down and work on something. Harder still to find something you can do with them and really take part in and contribute to. This is a fantastic thing you can do today to bond with your son and I really recommend it. Oh and it doesn't hurt that its really cheap to do!