Did you even know about it? I believe in coloring for all ages. Today I worked on my new coloring/activity book; getting close to publishing! Learn more at end of this post.
Here are 8 valid reasons for you to celebrate National Coloring Book Day.
- Be a kid again; enjoy the lighter side. National Coloring Book Day is a day set aside to relax and have fun; do the unexpected; enjoy life.
- Coloring books can bring families and friends together. Children are made to feel special when parents, grandparents, and older siblings want to spend time with them. Coloring clubs are popping up in work places and community events.
- Coloring books are not just for kids. Dover Publishing Company published their first adult coloring book in 1970 featuring antique automobiles. Later they began publishing coloring books for children.
- Coloring can be a real stress reliever. No deadlines to conquer, no instructions to follow. Simply relax and focus on your project and let the worries of the day slip away. Many find their burdens seem much lighter after a day of coloring
- A coloring book project may actually help your brain to function. Some psychologists have determined that coloring helps motor skills in older adults and often aids in overall mental health. Coloring paired with puzzles are good methods of therapy.
- A day of coloring can unleash your creativity. It’s your page, you decide how you want it to look. Your grass doesn’t have to be green. You get to choose what makes you happy; you don’t even have to stay in the lines if you don’t want to.
- Coloring is often used to aid patients, young and old, recuperate. Coloring helps them focus on something positive and less on their pain or their circumstance at the time. Research is showing signs of this activity aid in slowing the progress of Alzheimer’s Disease in some patients.
- Last but not least, a coloring book is cheap decorating. Check out some of the DIY projects online. We all have adorned our fridge with children’s drawings. How about framing a few of theirs (and yours) for a gallery wall?
About my project: I am hopefully in the final stages of my first color and activity book for children/young adults. Some coloring pages can be personalized and the back of each page will have a … well, more on that later! I am so excited!
I challenge you to color something in the month of August. Seriously! Even if you “don’t color” and have no crayons. Use lead pencil and shade a picture … fun! Go online and download a free page. I want to hear from you on this one!