Coloring Pages

Posted by Roses on May 1, 2010

Here will be many coloring pages for all ages to enjoy. Weather if you are 9 or 90 every one loves to color.

It is one of the best ways to help you get stress out. I get large posters and color almost every night to help me to wind down after the full day of kids and my other duties and it does great. When I was pregnant I did this as well and it helped me allot.

I will add a few a week. All of these will be printer friendly for your little ones or even for your self.

Click on the image then  go to file and click on print. Print as many as you like this would be great for places like day care and doctors offices where you have to wait and this will give your child some thing to do to keep them from getting bored.

Some of the images you may have to click them two different times

If you click any of these images and you get an error please let me know asap so I can get it fixed.

This is not my own writing but it was taken from wikipedia.org.

This is just a brief history of the coloring books and such and things that they were used for and so on

“Paint books and coloring books emerged in the United States as part of the “democratization of art” process, inspired by a series of lectures by British artist Joshua Reynolds, and the works of Swiss educator Johann Pestalozzi and his student Friedrich Fröbel. Many educators concluded that all, regardless of background, students stood to benefit from art education as a means of enhancing their conceptual understanding of the tangible, developing their cognitive abilities, and improving skills that would be useful in finding a profession, as well as for the children’s spiritual edification. The McLoughlin Brothers are credited as the inventors of the coloring book, when, in 1880s they produced The Little Folks’ Painting Book, in collaboration with Kate Greenaway. They continued to publish coloring books until the 1920s, when the McLoughlin Brothers became part of the Milton Bradley Company.

Another pioneer in the genre was Richard F. Outcault. He authored Buster’s Paint Book in 1907, featuring the character of Buster Brown, which he had invented in 1902. It was published by the Stokes Company. This launched a trend to use coloring books to advertise a wide variety of products, including coffee and pianos. Until the 1930s, books were designed with the intent for them to be painted instead of colored. Even when crayons came into wide use in the ’30s, books were still designed so that they could be painted or colored.

Educational uses

As a predominately non-verbal medium, coloring books have seen wide application in education where the target groups do not speak and understand the primary language of instruction or communication. Examples of this include the use of coloring books in Guatemala to teach children about “hieroglyphs and Mayan artist patterns”, and the production of coloring books to educate the children of farm workers about “the pathway by which agricultural pesticides are transferred from work to home.” Coloring books are also said to help to motivate students’ understanding of concepts that they would otherwise be uninterested in. Since the 1980s, several publishers have also produced educational coloring books intended for studying graduate-level topics such as anatomy and physiology, where color-coding of many detailed diagrams are used as a learning aid.

There is also a reputedly excellent textbook on the FORTRAN programming language, called A Fortran Coloring Book, that is presented as a tongue-in-cheek coloring book.

Health and therapeutic uses

Coloring books have seen wide application in the health professions as educational tools. One nurse, trying to limit the trauma of child surgery, described in an academic publication how the use of a coloring book “might help [the child] to understand what was going to happen to him.” They are used in rehabilitation of accident victims to aid recovery of hand-eye coordination, and they are used with autistic children both for entertainment and for their soothing affect. It should be noted however that some autistic children will react strongly to bright colors, and that the use of paint and paint-brushes can lead to accidents that may greatly upset the child. For this reason a software based coloring book may be a better option.”

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