Coloring books for adults is an offspring of art therapy which is a mental health profession that is the process of making and creating artwork which intends to "explore feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior and addictions, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety and increase self-esteem" (according to the American Art Therapy Association). So basically, it's similar to good old therapy. Also, art therapy is not only about mental health and improving yourself - it's a form of personal expression, as well.
The contribution of bringing far more diversity to the coloring sheets and pages, has been made by the computer and the internet, both have emerged as a greater generator - that has opened an entirely new world of coloring and arena of drawing. Parents make very sizable livings creating, drawing and coloring images for computer animation including video games, movies, commercials and items most parents would never consider, such as some high-quality information websites. These sites are available as a full-fledged career for adults, it is no wonder that the tools and formats employed in this style of artwork have carried down to kids, although on a smaller scale.
This coloring pages will enjoy preschoolers and teachers. There is leaves, berries, plants and mushrooms coloring pages here. All the nature coloring pages is collected in this category. Landscapes, insects… all the live nature that not posted in other categories. If you wanna print or download this printables - look at the right side of page. You'll see two buttons: "print" and "download".
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.
Today the Internet simplified looking for info. And coloring pages took advantage of the Internet progress.
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.
If you haven't experienced Handy Manny yet then I can recommend you do so! First launched by Disney in 2006, this helpful handyman is a great role model for kids of all ages. As a parent I find it refreshing to have a positive character for my young boys to watch. Like all Disney programs for children there is no violence but what I enjoy the most is the fact Manny doesn't use computers. It is good to see a show that teaches the benefits of gaining real world skills and the rewards of having a trade.