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Coloring Activities Toddlers-Benefits And Free Printable Coloring For Your Toddler

free coloring pages printable for your child

 

Coloring Is Therapy

 

Coloring activities are very beneficial for children to develop their fine motor skills, introducing your child to color early will help them learn to focus better as well. Children with special needs should be introduced to coloring early as well, even if your child can’t stay in the lines this still provides them many benefits with developing their skills. Even special needs children will improve their motor skills by coloring activities regularly, this is a very important part of preparing toddlers for when they start school.

 

Benefits

  • Cognitive
  • Psychological
  • Creativity
  • Stimulating
  • Improves Handwriting
  • Hand To Eye Coordination
  • Spacial Awareness
  • Self-Esteem
  • Confidence
  • Self-Expression
  • Anxiety & Stress Relief

 

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Toddler Recommended Activities

 

  • Coloring
  • Painting
  • Play Dough Cut Outs
  • Tracing
  • Drawing
  • Collages
  • Prints From Different Shaped Blocks
  • Stamping
  • Leaf Imprints
  • Sand Painting
  • Foam Sticker Art / Painting
  • Paper Photo Frames
  • Bubble Wrap Painting

 

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Toddler Coloring Kits

 

There are a nice variety of toddler coloring sets available on the market today, these are a very good way to introduce coloring to your toddler.  You can purchase sets with crayons, colored pencils, and even markers to get your child started. Crayons are usually the best for a child’s first coloring experience, they are easier for their little hands to grasp and use.

 

  • Coloring Book Kit For Toddlers | Includes Coloring Book, Colored Markers [Set of 12], Colored Pencils [Set of 10] with Sharpener [Non Toxic][Kid Safe]
  •  Large 70 Piece Stencil Drawing Kit and Over 260 Shapes
  • 12 Sets Of Zoo Coloring Books and Crayons – Zoo Animal Party Favors Sets Includes 12 Coloring Books, 12 Boxes Zoo Animal Crayons
  •  The Train Fun Coloring Activity Packs with Stickers,
  • Crayola Super Art Coloring Kit – Green

 

Free Printable Coloring Pages

 

Any family with a computer and printer can print free coloring pages for their child, this is very convenient plus cuts down your investment by only needing to purchase crayons, colored pencils, or markers whichever your child prefers. You can also purchase children’s art and craft kits for your child as well, these usually are for more experienced children with more advanced motor skills.

 

 

What Is On My Mind Today?

 

Introducing your toddler to coloring is their first step to many enjoyable hours of fun and building their motor skills, this activity is even beneficial for special needs children as well. Coloring with your child is an awesome bonding activity, I often colored with my sons and my nephews and nieces whenever I had the opportunity. This is a good anxiety relief strategy for children and adults alike, you can purchase special coloring books for yourself as well while you are shopping for your child.

 

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7 thoughts on “Coloring Activities Toddlers-Benefits And Free Printable Coloring For Your Toddler

  1. Absolutely agree!
    I’m a father of a 3 years old boy and we love coloring activities.
    We tried them first time one year ago and it didn’t catch my son attention.
    However, after he started at school 7 months ago something changed. His school uses a lot of coloring activities when teaching letters and numbers and the kids love it.
    Now, almost every afternoon we spend some time just coloring books… and he is already better than me doing it 😉

    1. Thank You Carlos,

      I am very happy to hear your son has taken a fancy to coloring, coloring is one of the best therapies for children and adults to relieve stress and anxiety which often improves our other health problems

      Jeff

  2. Coloring with my little kids created some of my favorite memories as a mother!
    In fact that is true with any art or craft activity I did with them.
    Thanks for the free printable coloring pages for our precious children.
    I think coloring must be a perfect pre-reading activity.

  3. Coloring with my little kids created some of my favorite memories as a mother!
    In fact that is true with any art or craft activity I did with them.Thanks for the free printable coloring pages for our precious children.
    I think coloring must be a perfect pre-reading activity.
    Coloring helps with dexterity and coordination.

    1. Thank You Rose

      I am touched you have such fond memories of coloring and craft projects with your children, these two things are very beneficial for the parents as much as for the kids

      Jeff

  4. I always leave my daughter’s colouring supplies out on the craft table and occasionally she will see them and want to do it but she doesn’t seem to sit down and do it for longer than 5 minutes at a time. I find painting keeps her more entertained longer and she wants to do it more often. Do you know if this has similar benefits? I did notice it under your recommended activities.

    1. Thank You Jessica

      Painting is a very beneficial activity for toddlers, actually anything in the art and craft products are good choices. Whatever your child has the most interest in is your best choice, maybe one day your child will be a famous painter?

      Jeff

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