These pages are the best way to develop the hand eye co-ordination. Holding the color pencil and coloring within the line also involves development of motor co-ordination. It adds to the dexterity of the fingers, improves the concentration too. Such activities being interesting urges the child to complete before involving in a new task, which is good for improving concentration. Creativity with better learning is best achieved by coloring.
So why the fascination, and how can they help you?
The themes of adult coloring books are usually intricate and centered more around adult images, not your childhood counterparts that included bunnies, super heroes, and farm animals. You would expect to see geometric patterns, psychedelic patterns reminiscent of doodle art type pages, fantasy images including angels, dragons, goddesses and mermaids, and ancient designs of religious and spiritual nature.
So there's no need to visit the shopping center to find interesting color by number printables to your beloved kids. Nowadays it is possible to buy different color by number pages on the net. These coloring pages may be printed in course of time and thus used as educational material for your children. However, it is possible to get different apps with rich collections of such coloring pages. These apps can be very powerful since in addition to leaning the numbers as well as bettering diligence, your son or daughter will study the fundamentals of computer work.
Occasionally, you'll find official cartoon or TV character sites (such as PBS programs) will make available coloring pages for free to their fans. And there are many other sites that distribute coloring pages of those copyrighted characters. Sounds like dangerous legal ground ...but, surprisingly, I've never heard of any of these sites being prosecuted for copyright infringement. So they'll probably continue to make them available.
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.
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".