These days color by number printables are available in a variety of artistic forms. You have an opportunity to pick from different cartoon creatures and/or pets, trucks etc. If the son or daughter adores Lilo and Stitch, without doubts, you may find a lot of coloring e-books featuring the heroes of that cartoon.
Nowadays the World Wide Web made simple getting information. And color by number books reap benefits of the web progress.
Characters that children love, like Pokemon, Dora, Barbie, Thomas the train, Scooby the Dog, Donald Duck etc and many more can be easily accessed and printed out for them to add their own imagination of colors. Coloring can be a family activity as well. It is one of the best ways to spend time creatively with your child and bond well. Thus you can spend a relaxing time that is a brain tonic for your child too!
And more often than not children want to watch TV or play games on the computer whenever there seems to be nothing else to do. Think about this, how often do you see children running around while playing outside? These days the answer is seldom to never are children playing outside. And there are many reasons for this too, it's often times just too dangerous for kids to play outside unattended.
It's hard nowadays to find ways to get your kids, especially boys to sit down and work on something. Harder still to find something you can do with them and really take part in and contribute to. This is a fantastic thing you can do today to bond with your son and I really recommend it. Oh and it doesn't hurt that its really cheap to do!
Most homes will have coloring pencils or crayons. In my house we also have glitter pens, foam pens and most importantly paints for the kids to select between. Using paints will require a little bit more setup time as you may need to clear an area and lay newspapers down over the table to protect it.
If you haven't experienced Handy Manny yet then I can recommend you do so! First launched by Disney in 2006, this helpful handyman is a great role model for kids of all ages. As a parent I find it refreshing to have a positive character for my young boys to watch. Like all Disney programs for children there is no violence but what I enjoy the most is the fact Manny doesn't use computers. It is good to see a show that teaches the benefits of gaining real world skills and the rewards of having a trade.