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. And more often than not children want to watch TV or play games on the computer whenever there seems to be nothing else to do. Think about this, how often do you see children running around while playing outside? These days the answer is seldom to never are children playing outside. And there are many reasons for this too, it's often times just too dangerous for kids to play outside unattended. Children who spend time coloring and painting in their growing up years are studied to have an improved concentration, and also creative in their work. They are trained to think and be creative in their thinking, and have ability to perceive and grasp better. These days you can collect interesting coloring pages from the internet. Without doubt, pre-school intellectual development is vital, yet in various cases children simply don't like studies as it might seem monotonous. However use of video games features in learning absolutely fixes this common problem for little ones and their parents.
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". 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. 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.