The lowly printable coloring page is really a chance to show kids a lot of things about the world and best of all you can find coloring pages on just about every theme and idea and they are often free to print out. Printable coloring pages even work well in a pinch. If you have a bunch of kids over and only one unused coloring book left, it's easy enough to go online and print out as many copies of coloring pages as you need.
Coloring pages are a great way to entertain children during travel or on a rainy day. Once a child has grasped the basics, they may color to their heart's content with very little supervision required by parents. In addition to occupying a child's time and imagination, handling crayons can prepare a child's brain and hands for skills required to learn handwriting. While an adult may feel the sky must always be blue and the grass green, a child will experiment with all of the colors. Be sure to show pride in your child's creation and reserve a spot on the refrigerator for their best works of art.