Alphabet Coloring Pages for Kids- Free Printable Coloring Sheets

Alphabet Printable Coloring Book Pages for Kids

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Coloring Books - What Are They?


A coloring book is a book in which images are drawn using lines and which readers can fill and colour by utilizing things like colorful pencils, pens, crayons and also other different kinds of paint and colours. There are coloring books for both adults and youngsters. Coloring books and coloring pages are produced on cardboard sheets or papers. Some of the coloring pages can be bought individually or can be torn off from the coloring books that are created to permit that. In the case where they pages of the coloring book have a sequence or tell a story, they can't be torn out or used as stand-alone pages because that would spoil the story. Coloring pages very commonly include animation or cartoon characters that young children are very fond of, such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles coloring pages or Cinderella Coloring pages. These are commonly used as advertising materials for upcoming cartoons or animated films. Lots of other fun activities can be found in children’s coloring books, like number games, mazes, connecting the dots and of course puzzles. There are also types of coloring books where youngsters can use stickers to stick on the pages and tell their own stories with them.


Coloring Book- The History

The USA is the origin and birthplace of coloring books. This appearance was part of a process called the democratization of art. The man behind this process was an artist from England called Josh Reynolds. Friedrich Fröbel from Germany and his Swiss teacher, Johann Pestalozzi assisted in inspiring this process. Various teachers and educators from all over the world knew the importance of art and the value of teaching art to people, especially kids. The development of cognitive abilities, problem solving abilities and social skills were all parts of benefit art provided. Art education would prove to be beneficial in a person's adult life also as many of the skills he learns might end up helping him in his future careers. As far as young children were concerned, many educators found that art played a part in a child’s mental and spiritual growth.


Coloring books were the invention of the McLoughlin Brothers. 'The Little Folk's Painting Book' was the original coloring book made by them in the 1880's. For this book, they worked with a lady called Kate Greenway, and they kept making coloring books until the 1920's. After that, the McLoughlin Brothers became part of the Milton Bradley company. Richard Outcault is another fundamental figure in the history of coloring books. A coloring book called Buster's Paint Book was written by Richard in 1907. He had created a character in 1902 called Buster Brown, and this coloring book he made was based on this character. The publication of Buster's Paint Book made companies realize what a good idea it would be to use coloring books as a tool for advertising theirs good. Thus, advertising through the use of coloring books and pages started. At first, these initial coloring books were created for readers to paint and not color them. Surprisingly Enough, This Didn't Change With The Increasing popularity of crayons in the 1930's.


The Uses of Coloring Books in Education

Coloring books are considered great tools for teaching small children a lot of things, which is why they can be commonly found in schools and classrooms. Coloring books covering endless topics can be found, such as numbers, animal names, and names of cities and continents. Young children find these books easy and more engaging than other ways of learning as images are easier to remember and memorize compared to only words. Learning words through pictures is a fantastic way of facilitating language learn in non-native speakers also. They are also utilized in certain classes as a way of enhancing creativity and knowledge of different topics such as geometry. Major publishers have been creating coloring books that target adults since the 1980's. These books were directed at graduate students of anatomy and physiology to make their learning experience better.