Few activities for kids are as stress-free, thats for sure. In the modern hectic world, this hobby is a calm oasis. Even when my little ones are getting worked up, I find that after a little while of coloring they have calmed down and brought peace back to the home. I often find that a great time to color in is just before bedtime, as it can really help my kids relax and calm down before sleep.
Hello Kitty coloring sheets especially continue to be one of the most popular and sought after by kids of all ages, especially with young girls!
Hello Kitty was created by designer Ikuko Shimizu in 1974 and her original appearance was later that year on a coin purse. Today her merchandise are seen in sixty countries of the world and she is a huge phenomenon. Proof of this is the fact that she has her own themepark just like The disney parks and you can officially get married there!
This cute cats real actual name is Kitty White, which is a fact that only the most keen fans know. Most fans do not even know that she is a twin with a sister is called Mimmy. You can only tell them apart by the color and location of their bows. Kittys is red and rests on the left hand side of her head. Mimmy likes a yellow bow and shows hers on her right.
Kitty lives in London, despite being a far eastern invention. Her house is a small white house with a red roof and she lives with her mother and father. She attends school where she can see her closest friend, a small mouse named Joey. And she has a little crush on a boy named Tippy though she is much too shy to talk at all about it.
The corporation that made her is called Sanrio and despite the fact that they have made over 400 characters it is only Kitty that has really made an impression. This is even more amazing when you see that Kitty has no mouth at all! It is said she does not need one as she speaks with her heart. I am not sure though, how she eats her mothers fantastic and delicious Apple Pie.
Kitty has not aged or grown-up in the many decades since she first arrived, but her popularity has constantly increased. Many famous superstars have been seen carrying her licensed products, such as spatulas, hairpins, lockets, jelly, alarm clocks, dolls, toasters, t-shirts, DVDs and much, much more.
So she is a happy, positive and much-loved Hello Kitty that your kids will enjoy having on their coloring sheets. There are tons of benefits to allowing your children coloring pages. Here are just a few of them.
You can encourage your kid to use their imagination and ask them what they think Hello Kitty is doing, or even get them to add in a background to the picture. You will also find that little moments of praise from you can really all add up to a childs sense of self worth and confidence in later life. Coloring not only increases attention span, hand eye co-ordination and the learning of colors, it's also a great chance for us adults to get some one on one time with our young kids. As your kids work, help them pick up the correct names of things they are working on, like chin, birds, flowers etc. Oh, and if you want to teach colors, this is a easy way to do it.
My favourite thing about coloring in with the youngsters is it is one of the few occassions the whole family can chill out and do something as a group. Why not make Monday evening a regular time for everyone to get together and color in? Be sure to display their finished works around the home and show off how proud you are of the kids. A great room to show off their pieces in would definitely be the hallway or even the conservatory. Be sure to get your youngsters to autograph their work. All practice at writing their names is good!
Things to do with kids are so expensive these days that it is great to find how cheap coloring sheets are.
Hopefully we have proved to you that this is a fun hobby that your children will enjoy. And by using Hello Kitty pages you will be definitely be a very cool parent. Make coloring pages a part of your youngsters lives real soon! They will have a lot of fun with it.
We used to create our own coloring pages by tracing comics and books. Putting a light under the page often helped. Thankfully it has never been easier to get them than it is now. Most families these days have a printer that can more than handle the printing of some coloring pages for your youngsters to color in. Coloring pages don't require much ink to make and A4 paper is not expensive at the store. Grab some crayons and your youngsters have everything they need.