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.
In order for a child to be happy and develop well, the role that parents play is extremely critical. They are the children's first heroes and friends. Children learn most of their first lessons and concepts of the world around them from their parents. This is why parents should understand the ways to put their children's creativity and mental abilities to positive use. Among the easiest ways to do this is through encouraging the children in coloring at a young age. Children who begin coloring at an early age have fewer mental problems than those who don't. They are also better writers and artists, have fuller imaginations, and learn important life lessons and values more easily.