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.
All the kids likes cartoons. And parents of kids likes cartoons coloring pages. It helps to take kids from TV and make something together. Coloring pages helps to improve motor skills and understanding of colors. Also it teaches to respect the lines. When kids are coloring the coloring pages from cartoons - it is much funnier. They can return to favorite cartoon to look on colors of hero and then get back to coloring.
A coloring book (BrE: colouring-in book) (or colouring book, or colouring page) is a type of book containing line art to which people are intended to add color using crayons, colored pencils, marker pens, paint or other artistic media. Traditional coloring books and coloring pages are printed on paper or card. Some coloring books have perforated edges so their pages can be removed from the books and used as individual sheets. Others may include a story line and so are intended to be left intact. Today many children’s coloring books feature popular cartoon characters. They are often used as promotional materials for animated motion pictures. Coloring books may also incorporate other activities such as connect the dots, mazes and other puzzles. Some also incorporate the use of stickers.
Nowadays colour by number pages can be found in different artistic forms. You have an opportunity to choose among different animation heroes or pets, airplanes and so on and so forth. If your kid adores Finding Nemo, without doubts, you will find many coloring games with the heroes of this animation bestseller.
Most homes will have coloring pencils or crayons. In my house we also have glitter pens, foam pens and most importantly paints for the kids to select between. Using paints will require a little bit more setup time as you may need to clear an area and lay newspapers down over the table to protect it.
Whether you are a parent or you are a preschool teacher you need to know the tricks to keep your kids engaged in activities which not help in building their creative abilities but also provide them the best opportunities of indulging in fun. Trying to find such activity becomes difficult when you are least aware of the coloring pages available for free (as most of them are available for free online). Internet is a hub of a variety of Disney and Christmas coloring pages which can be easily downloaded and printed for free. These coloring pages help in sustaining the interests of kids for a good length of duration. Moreover, it doesn't carry any kind of risk or potential harm to kids while coloring.
The child will be presented with an electronic paint palette which they can use to shade in the various parts of the colouring pages as and when required. You can easily locate these sites simply by accessing a search engine and then entering "electronic Winnie the Pooh coloring pages".