Studies have shows that anxiety levels dropped in adults that colored. They did note that simple doodling had no affect on anxiety. The focus on coloring and switching off the brain allows that blocking of anxiety in the moment. Coloring does not have a need for complicated thought processes and like listening to calming music, you are able to get within yourself, isolated from external anxiety, commotion, and distractions. Enjoyment. Laughter. Lightheartedness. Well, what if I told you that the secret to relieving your adult stress, limiting anxiety, and feeling happier could be found by employing some of those same childhood pastimes? Most homes will have coloring pencils or crayons. In my house we also have glitter pens, foam pens and most importantly paints for the kids to select between. Using paints will require a little bit more setup time as you may need to clear an area and lay newspapers down over the table to protect it. That goes to show that the images on the books should be simple to relate with and identify. In addition, stick to books that have easy coloring pages, which have well-spaced images for sample coloring and ensure you have enough crayon and coloring pencils to for all. You can have two kids on a book each taking a turn to color an image. It is a great way of teaching them the values of sharing.
These pages are the best way to develop the hand eye co-ordination. Holding the color pencil and coloring within the line also involves development of motor co-ordination. It adds to the dexterity of the fingers, improves the concentration too. Such activities being interesting urges the child to complete before involving in a new task, which is good for improving concentration. Creativity with better learning is best achieved by coloring. The repetitive, low-stress, and "no brainer" act of color lends itself to relaxation. The calming effects not only helps to reduce stress levels, but also can help to bring you back to your youth. Children who spend time coloring and painting in their growing up years are studied to have an improved concentration, and also creative in their work. They are trained to think and be creative in their thinking, and have ability to perceive and grasp better. These days you can collect interesting coloring pages from the internet.