By UntuN6T3ruS. Coloring Pages. At Tuesday, November 19th 2019, 11:48:06 AM.
Children will often talk while colouring whether it be to a friend or an adult. This gives them the opportunity to learn new words and sentences. They use descriptive words to talk about their choices, the scene on the page, the colours and materials they are using, as well as their mistakes and success. There is also some evidence to suggest that colouring can begin to develop critical thinking skills.
“The big reason Rachel Swenson and I created The Big and Little Coloring Devotional is that it allows me to be truly present with my daughter,” shares Jacy Corral, the book’s illustrator. “Sitting down together, face to face, sharing an activity that leaves space to just chat and enjoy each other’s company is beautiful, restful and dare I say, fun!”
Color by number pages do not have to be “integers only” pages. We like to use color by number pages to teach mathematics. Instead of giving a number for a space to color, we might give an addition problem: 2 + 3 =. Then, at the bottom of the page, we might say, “5 = purple“. Kids would solve the problem, then color that space in depending on the color given for the answer.