As caregivers to young children, we have busy lives. From working to running errands, tackling mountains of laundry, making meals, and more, it can sometimes feel like there’s not much time left to spend playing with our children. The good news is your child will benefit from even a few minutes of one-on-one time with you. Next time you have 5 or 10 minutes, consider spending that time coloring with your child to give them some important bonding time with you.
Coloring is a great way for caregivers and children to spend quality time together while also providing a variety of other benefits for children. At First 5 California, we’re excited to share Roar the Dragon Coloring Book, which is free to download. You and your child can follow Roar the Dragon on an adventure to learn about feelings while you color! Download and print out the coloring book to start enjoying all the benefits of coloring together, such as:
Bonding: Coloring is easy to set up and an enjoyable activity that you can share with your child to spend quality time together.
Fine motor skills development: Coloring helps children develop fine motor skills, such as dexterity, or the ability to perform detailed tasks with the hands, and hand-eye coordination.
Creativity: Coloring allows children to use their imagination and express themselves creatively.
Learning: Coloring can teach children about different colors, shapes, and patterns, and it can help them learn to recognize letters and numbers. In First 5 California’s coloring book, your child will learn about their emotions and healthy ways to express themselves when they’re feeling big emotions.
Relaxation: Coloring can be a calming and soothing activity that helps children relax and reduce stress. And it can help adults de-stress too!
Confidence building: Coloring can give children a sense of accomplishment and pride in their work, which can boost their self-esteem and confidence.
Language development: As you color with your child, you can talk with them, point things out, and describe what you see on the page. It's a wonderful way to improve their vocabulary and language skills.
Coloring is a fun activity that you can enjoy together. In just a few minutes, you and your child can gain important benefits and bonding moments. Download Roar the Dragon Coloring Book today to get started.