Gift Ideas for Kids: Coloring Books

by annieangel

Coloring is very popular and coloring books make great stocking fillers. Combine them with safe soy crayons and you are bound to be a winner.

Coloring books for kids

great stocking fillers

Fairy coloring bookColoring books are eternal favorites so it is no surprise they make popular gifts.  This article reviews some of the best ones available and as an adjunct also tells you about soy crayons.  

Experts all agree that coloring is not only fun for kids, it is also good for their development.  It helps them to develop imagination and creativity.  Coloring is also helpful in developing hand and eye coordination and in preparing them for handwriting as they learn how to grip the crayon for best results.  It is fascinating to see how they develop from broad sweeps over all the lines, to being more precise as they get older.   They also learn about color.  There are also many coloring books that are educational, and some of them are featured below. 

Image: Darcy May Fairy Coloring Book - see link below.

Educational coloring books

United States Coloring Book on AmazonThere are many coloring books that help kids learn as they have fun.  Among there are great books on geography - like this one about the United States: one of many books that teach.  In this particular book is lots of information to go along with the coloring for each state.  An easy way for them to learn about their country and of course there are plenty to teach them world geography too.

Then there are books on the natural world, many on butterflies and birds, animals and fish that teach kids all about them.  There are book on woodlands and the creature who inhabit them and others about the sea and the creatures that live there.  One in particular is all about coral reefs which is a great way of introducing them to the importance of conservation.    

 

Image:United States Coloring Book on Amazon  

Coloring Books for girls

little girls will love these coloring books

Little girls love pretty things so coloring books featuring flowers and fairies are ideal.  There are hundreds to choose from with unicorns and other fantasy figures, princessess and fairy tales.  you are spoilt for choose but I have reviewed some of the Best Selling Coloring Books.  

Coloring books for boys

these will entertain them for hours

Boys probably prefer pirates and dinosaurs, trucks and cars.  You are bound to find something a little will love whether he is into monsters or robots and transformers.  A gift of a coloring book is guaranteed to keep them occupied for hours. See the great range over on my Coloring Books for Kids page.

Soy crayons to go with coloring books

soy crayons are safe for kids

If you are buying a coloring book for a child you probably want to buy some crayons to go with them.  If so you should consider all natural soy crayons.  Ordinary crayons are petroleum based and often contain lead and other heavy metal.  Soy crayons on the other hand are all natural so if they put them in their mouths... no worries.  You can read more about them in the article on Squidoo - Safe Crayons for Toddlers.  

Coloring Books for kids

Buy a coloring book today
Wonderful World of Horses Coloring Book (Dover Nature Coloring Book)

Thirty handsome illustrations capture the legendary grace and beauty of the horse. Depictions of mounted riders; horses racing across fields; mares with their colts; horses ...

$3.99  $0.49
Dreams Come True Forever (Disney Princess) (Jumbo Coloring Book)

Summary:0About the Author:•0Author:RH DisneyIllustrator:0Publisher:Golden/DisneyPublished Date:01/10/2006Format:PaperbackISBN:0736423990#of pages:#N/A

Only $4.99
Prehistoric Adventure: A Kaliedoscopia Coloring Book

Get ready for a one-of-a-kind exploration in creative coloring perfect for any age. These wild prehistoric images were created free hand by artist Kendall Bohn. Suitable for ...

Only $8.95
My Bible Coloring Book: A Fun Way for Kids to Color Through the Bible

With 119 coloring pictures, My Bible Coloring Book takes the coloring book to a new level. It teaches children essential Bible stories as they color! This coloring book covers ...

$7.99  $4.59
Pirates of the Caribbean Coloring Books 4-Pack

Set of 4 different Pirates of the Caribbean coloring books.

Only $2498.00
Spring Into Action! (Disney/Pixar Toy Story 3) (Deluxe Coloring Book)

The creators of the Toy Story films reopen the toy box and bring moviegoers back to the delightful world of our favorite gang of toy characters in Toy Story 3. Woody, Buzz ...

Only $3.99

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Updated: 11/04/2011, annieangel
 
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Jimmie on 11/06/2011

I loved coloring books all the way into college. Really. My daughter, on the other hand, is more of a plain paper girl. She never liked the restraints of a picture to color. She is so creative that she prefers to draw her very own image.

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