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Coloring Books - What Are They?


Coloring books contain images created to be filled and colored implementing different tools such as pencil, crayons and sharpies. Coloring books and coloring pages are created on cardboard sheets or papers. Some of the coloring pages can be purchased individually or can be ripped off from the coloring books that are made to allow that. Some coloring books may incorporate a story that little children could follow, therefore the pages can’t be torn out of books. 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 are commonly used as advertising materials for upcoming cartoons or animated 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.


Coloring Book- The History

The 1st coloring book was made in America. This appearance was part of a process called the democratization of art. The person who inspired this process was an English artist named Josh Reynolds. The other two educators who really helped this process were Johann Pestalozzi from Switzerland and the German Friedrich Fröbel who was his student. Instructors from all over agreed that an education in the arts was crucial in developing cognitive skills and enhancing peoples' perception of the world. Art education would prove to be valuable in a person's adult life also as many of the skills he learns might end up helping him in his future careers. As far as small children were concerned, many educators found that art played a part in a child’s mental and spiritual growth.


Coloring books were the invention of the McLoughlin Brothers. 'The Little Folk's Painting Book' was the first coloring book made by them in the 1880's. For this book, they worked with a lady called Kate Greenway, and they kept making coloring books until the 1920's. It was then that the McLoughlins joined the Milton Bradley firm. Richard Outcault is another important figure in the history of coloring books. Richard wrote a coloring book in 1907 called Buster’s Paint Book which included a character he had created in 1902 called 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. The first coloring books were made with the thought that they should be painted and not colored, and despite the growing popularity of crayons in the 1930's, there was no change in this approach.


The Uses of Coloring Books in Education

These days coloring books are commonly used in schools for teaching youngsters about different things. From alphabets to numbers you can find coloring books concerning every topic. Images are easier to recall for children, and coloring them is more exciting than other methods of learning, which is why coloring books are an excellent way of learning. Learning words through pictures is a great way of facilitating language learn in non-native speakers also. Not to mention using images to expand people's understanding of certain topics like geometry, which require visual assistance to help understand the theories. Coloring books for adults and graduate level students have been created since the 1980’s by large publishers who aimed to target these groups and educate them on physiology and anatomy, as these images with varied colors facilitated learning and memorizing also.