Coloring books are where most kids start to develop their artistic dexterity. They are available relatively cheap, they are often related to cartoon characters or objects familiar to very young children. They provide guidelines for children who are learning to control their hand movements by "coloring inside the lines".
Developing New Skills. It is very important for children to develop their fine motor skills. Most children do not even realize that by coloring they are accomplishing this task. Having children complete coloring projects and printable coloring sheets will help children with many skills that will be valuable later in life.
I grew up during the time of doodle art - remember those? You got a pack of felt markers and elaborate black line drawings on a number of themes. I would spend hours coloring these in! Little did I know then that coloring pages were a benefit to my well-being.
Hello Kitty was created by designer Ikuko Shimizu in 1974 and her first appearance was later that year on a coin purse. Today her products are seen in sixty countries of the world and she is a cultural phenomenon.
The theme: Coloring books generally have a theme of sorts. It might be that they are based on a Disney movie, or it is about animals, or vehicles, or something else. When selecting books for your children, remember that they will want to express their creativity, and will have a lot of fun with any coloring book, but will be more interested in a coloring booklet with a theme that appeals to them. Choose a color book that features their favorite characters, or the item of interest in their life. For example, if your little boy just loves trains, get a Thomas the Train coloring book. If your little girl is as girly as they come, look for the Disney Princess coloring book, or possibly Strawberry Shortcake.
This cute felines real actual name is Kitty White, which is something only the most enthusiastic fans know. Most fans don't even realise that she is a twin with a sister is called Mimmy. You can only tell them apart by the color and placement of their bows. Kittys is red and sits on the left hand side of her head. Mimmy likes a yellow bow and shows hers on her right. Kitty resides in London, despite being a far eastern invention. Her house is a little white house with a red roof and she lives with both her parents. She attends classes where she can see her best friend, a small mouse named Joey. The company that made her is called Sanrio and although they have made over 400 characters it is only Hello kitty that has really made any success. This is even more incredible when you realise that Kitty has no mouth whatsoever! It is believed she does not need one as she speaks with her heart.
In my household using Hello Kitty coloring pages is one of my kids most cherished activities. I think this is great as it is so low cost and easy to keep them entertained. Few activities for kids are as stress-free, that's for certain. In the modern busy world, this hobby is a calm oasis. Personally I enjoy the quiet moments that coloring brings. It is a welcome break from all the music and shouting that is so common with youngsters. Hello Kitty coloring pages especially continue to be one of the most popular and demanded by little ones of all ages, especially with young girls!