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Coloring Books - What Are They?
Coloring books consist of sketches produced to be filled and coloured utilizing several tools such as pencil, crayons and sharpies. There are coloring books for both adults and kids. These coloring books, and coloring pages and sheets are typically printed out on paper or cardboard, and some books are manufactured so that each page can be detached from the book once it is completed and used as a stand-alone coloring page. Many coloring books have a unique theme or tell a story, which means the pages can't be torn out them or the book loses its purpose. These days, it's very common to find coloring books of really popular cartoon characters or stories, such as The Little Mermaid Coloring Pages or My Little Pony Coloring Pages. These coloring books are utilized by huge companies as advertising materials and ways of popularizing new cartoons or films. Other activities available in coloring books and coloring pages are: puzzles, connecting the dots, and mazes and number games. Another type of activity includes coloring books that come with stickers that can be attached on certain pages on these books.
The History of Coloring Books
The first coloring book was manufactured in America. A process called the democratization of art was the cause of the birth of coloring books. Josh Reynolds, an English artist was the person responsible for this process. Friedrich Fröbel from Germany and his Swiss teacher, Johann Pestalozzi assisted in inspiring this process. Different teachers and educators from all over the world knew the significance of art and the value of teaching art to people, specifically children. The development of cognitive abilities, problem solving skills 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 supporting him in his future careers. Spiritual, social and mental growth are all enhanced in young children who partake in artistic activities.
The creators of the coloring book are the McLoughlin Brothers. The 'Little Folk's Painting Book was the McLoughlin Brother's first coloring book, and they made it in the 1880's. They collaborated with Kate Greenway on this project and the continued to publish coloring books well into the 1920’s. Following that, the McLoughlin Brothers became part of the Milton Bradley company. Richard Outcault is another essential figure in the history of coloring books. In 1907, Richard created a coloring book called Buster's Paint Book which was based on a character he had created in 1902 named Buster Brown. 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
Coloring books are considered great tools for teaching young children a lot of things, which is why they can be commonly found in schools and classrooms. From alphabets to numbers you can find coloring books concerning every topic. When kids are young, just memorizing words can be slightly boring and challenging compared to coloring pictures and associating those pictures with new terminology. This is why coloring books are such an engaging way of teaching kids about things. Images are also a great way of teaching groups and individual a new language. As well as using images to expand people's familiarity with certain topics like geometry, which require graphic assistance to help understand the theories. Large 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.