Coloring Sheets and Activities for Toddlers
Coloring books are a universal childhood memory. These little booklets teach kids the colors, shapes, animals, letters, and so much more. Coloring activities enhance some of children’s first skills like color and shape recognition.
According to the American Montessori Society, most children reach about two years of age before they can understand the idea of shapes. Generally, by three years, a toddler should be able to distinguish some basic shapes. Most children can scribble with a crayon and imitate drawing movements. Studies also show that around the same age, toddlers start to learn colors. They can usually point to a color when asked and may be able to name four or more by the age of 4.
Additionally, drawing is also great for a child’s self-expression and parents can learn a lot about their toddler’s emotions from their favorite colors. According to the Encyclopedia of Children’s Health, drawing habits can be used to assess a child’s personality, intellectual development, communication skills, and emotional adjustments.
Coloring activities are a great way to spend some quality time with your kids while teaching them a new skill and having fun together!
Nowadays, you don’t even need to buy coloring books. There are so many free options online that you can easily print at home. So take your pick from our list for great printable coloring sheets and start drawing!
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