As already mentioned free coloring pages are a great way to teach your child all sorts of things, numbers for example. There are different ways this can be done, one way would be to simply have the number somewhere on the page, such as the number 10, and then somewhere else on the page would be an object or animal cleverly twisted into that number. There could also simply be 10 of something on the page, you can get your child to color the page in and then count out how many apples for example there are, which will obviously correspond to the number on the page.
• Filling our printed coloring pages also gives the child the opportunity to spend some quiet and restful time without sitting in front of a television screen or playing video games. • Most importantly, these pages offer a parent a very good opportunity to spend quality time with the child since the activity can be completed without any stress. This is a good time to have long talks with the child and understand his or her needs, dreams and worries.