Colouring Books and Journals by Chris Curtis. Welcome to my Online Colouring Books Website.
It used to be that only kids loved to colour, but now studies have shown that colouring actually reduces stress and is beneficial for adults, too. Let’s have a look at how using colouring books can be great for both Children and Adults alike.
Colouring Books For Kids.
Colouring-in is much more than a fun way of keeping your kids entertained. It is also a very important tool in your child’s development.
It can enhance their motor skills, teach them how to hold a pencil properly and improve their coordination and handwriting.
Colouring will also help to develop their language and vocabulary. Every child loves to talk about what they are doing. Not only this, but they will also learn the names of the colours and describe what it is they are colouring in.
Taking Time Out.
Encouraging your child to use their colouring book is a great way to calm them down when they are over-excited or over-tired.
Having some old-fashioned quality time together; just you, your kids and a colouring book, is the perfect antidote to a stressful day.
Other Benefits of Colouring In.
Self-Confidence:– Colouring really helps to promote self-esteem and self-confidence. The more colouring pages they complete, the better they become. The more praise they get for their work, the more their confidence and self-esteem grow.
Awareness and Recognition:- Helps children to become more aware of shapes and colours in the world around them.
Self-expression and Creativity:- Colouring books offer children the ideal opportunity to express their creativity, imagination and individuality. If you gave the same picture to colour in to a group of kids, every one would be different.
There is nothing like seeing their work of art stuck to the door of your fridge for all to see.
Colouring Books For Adults.
Many of the benefits for children can equally apply to adults. We know that colouring relieves stress and enhances creativity, but is has been shown to be especially useful to people who suffer from anxiety.
Colouring can stimulate the parts of the brain that are responsible for both logic and creativity. When you are colouring in you are using both the left and right sides of your brain.
Psychologist Carl Jung amongst others proposed the idea that colouring was a form of meditation equal to the more traditional ways. Colouring in images such as Mandalas helped his patients experience the benefits of meditation such as inner calm and peacefulness. This is an activity that can keep you centred in the present, away from other distractions.
Colouring can also replace negative thought patterns with more positive ones. The fact that you have to concentrate on what you are doing stops you from thinking of all the negative things in your life.
Colouring, because it engages both sides of your brain, may also prevent or delay certain illnesses associated with aging.
Make New Friends.
A recent phenomenon has been the growth of Colouring Clubs. You may think colouring is something you do on your own but these clubs help to promote social interaction, particularly for people who may suffer social anxiety.
(Unfortunately, the current Covid restrictions mean this sort of social gathering is not allowed, but I am sure it has simply moved online. Let’s hope for better days soon.)
Relax And Have Some Fun.
You may think that colouring is a fairly whimsical pastime, but if you think about it, when did you last sit down and do something just for the fun of it?
Setting aside a period of me-time for yourself, or as a family activity, is crucial for maintaining your mental health.
Over the past few years, using colouring books has evolved from simply being something for kids to do into a recognised form of meditation and therapy.
Writing A Journal
Using a physical journal is a great way to start the process of self improvement. The act of taking time to sit down, getting out a pen and opening your journal helps you to focus on the task in hand.
Why Not Give Colouring Books A Try?
Go To My Bookstore where you will find details of all the colouring books that I have for sale.
If you just want to experiment with a few different designs, I have put together a Free Pack of designs that you can download, print off, and try your hand at colouring in.
Play Is Important At Any Age.
I have written a blog post titled Play Is Important At Any Age.
You can read this post and all my other posts by CLICKING HERE…
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Colouring Books By Chris Curtis.
Here is a list of my books that I have for sale.
Click on the book you are interested in to find out more and to view a video showing you what is inside each book.
Improve Your Colouring Skills.
Sarah Renae Clark has a blog page called “5 Easy Tips to Instantly Improve your Adult Coloring Pages.”
I have put a link to her website and blog Here…