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Coloring Books - What Are They?
A coloring book is a book in which graphics are drawn using outlines and which readers can fill up and color through the use of things such as colorful pencils, pens, crayons and also other various types of paint and colors. Small children are the ones who primarily use coloring books, nonetheless, even adults have coloring books. Coloring books and coloring pages are produced on cardboard sheets or papers. Some of the coloring pages can be bought separately or can be torn off from the coloring books that are created to enable that. Some coloring books may contain a storyline that children could follow, therefore the pages can’t be torn out of books. Many coloring books these days include coloring pages of extremely popular cartoon characters, such as Lego Ninjago coloring pages or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles coloring pages. Naturally, these coloring books are used by big companies as a way of advertising these new cartoons or their other products. Other activities available in coloring books and coloring pages are: puzzles, connecting the dots, and mazes and number games. There are also types of coloring books where kids can use stickers to stick on the pages and tell their own stories with them.
Coloring Book- The History
Coloring books first originated in the US. The reason for the emergence of coloring books and pages was the process of democratizing art. The person who influenced this process was an English artist named Josh Reynolds. The other two educators who served this process were Johann Pestalozzi from Switzerland and the German Friedrich Fröbel who was his student. Educators from different backgrounds were in agreement that artistic education was useful to all because it developed cognitive abilities, and improved peoples’ comprehension of tangible things. The skills that a person develops in art education as a kid are incredibly likely to prove very useful in his future as an adult. He might even end up finding his passion in life or a career as a consequence of developing an early artistic skill. Educators assert that children who get involved in art education can be expected to develop emotionally, mentally, spiritually and also socially.
Coloring books were the invention of the McLoughlin Brothers. 'The Little Folk's Painting Book' was the earliest coloring book made by them in the 1880's. They collaborated with Kate Greenway on this project and the continued to publish coloring books well into the 1920’s. Next, the McLoughlin Brothers became part of the Milton Bradley company. Another man credited for the progress of coloring books is Richard Outcault. 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. These books were initially made to be painted instead of being colored, and despite the emergence and popularity of crayons in the 1930’s, this did not change.
The Uses of Coloring Books in Education
These days coloring books are commonly used in schools for teaching children about different things. Coloring books covering endless topics can be found, such as numbers, animal names, and names of cities and continents. 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. As well as using images to expand people's knowledge of certain topics like geometry, which require visual assistance to help understand the theories. Significant 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.