However, it is important to understand that using a coloring book for adults is not exactly the same as completing an art therapy session. While art therapy was first practiced in the 1940s, the first research on using adult coloring pages as therapy is generally believed to have only begun as recently the mid-90s. Communities for coloring pages- most of the websites are offer fundamental coloring pages for kids that could be printed off and be colored. Others actually create the interactive coloring pages that need children to work on their computer and color images. Unlike with the basic sites, interactive coloring pages are frequently found on more of the complex sites that act as the full-fledged community. Hello Kitty is a cartoon character produced by a Japanese company called Sanrio. The first product, designed by Ikuko Shimizu, was a vinyl purse introduces for the first time in Japan, in the year 1974, and in the United States in 1976. Hello Kitty is a cute female white cat, has a red bow and no drawn mouth. She has a twin sister and they both live with their parents in London. Walt Disney, both the man himself and the founding legacy he then left, was an extremely shrewd businessman and he knew straight away what a phenomenal success the Winnie the Pooh series would be. Translated into different languages from across the globe, it was first translated into Latin in 1958 and has Winnie has appeared in a number of film adaptations all of which have been significant commercial successes.
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. 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. The repetitive, low-stress, and "no brainer" act of color lends itself to relaxation. The calming effects not only helps to reduce stress levels, but also can help to bring you back to your youth.