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A colouring book is a type of book containing line art to which a reader may add colour using crayons, coloured pencils, marker pens, paint or other artistic media. Traditional colouring books and colouring pages are printed on paper or card. Some colouring books have perforated edges so their pages can be removed from the books and used as individual sheets. Others may include a story line and so are intended to be left intact.

Paint books and colouring books emerged in the United States as part of the “democratization of art” process, inspired by a series of lectures by British artist Joshua Reynolds, and the works of Swiss educator Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi and his student Friedrich FrΓΆbel. Many educators concluded that all, regardless of background, students stood to benefit from art education as a means of enhancing their conceptual understanding of the tangible, developing their cognitive abilities, and improving skills that would be useful in finding a profession, as well as for the children’s spiritual edification.The McLoughlin Brothers are credited as the inventors of the colouring book, when, in the 1880s, they produced The Little Folks’ Painting Book, in collaboration with Kate Greenaway. They continued to publish colouring books until the 1920s, when the McLoughlin Brothers became part of the Milton Bradley Company.

(info from Wiki)

Had the grandkids over today, and as they were colouring in, I thought yay! there’s my topic for today!

Cal & Matty

Cal & Matty

Liddy, Cal & Livvy

Liddy, Cal & Livvy

Liddy eating the crayon box, Livvy and Cal colouring in.

Liddy eating the crayon box, Livvy and Cal colouring in.

11 comments on “Day 241~366

  1. beetleypete says:

    Nice theme, FR. I used to love my colouring books as a youngster.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Cheers Pete πŸ™‚


  2. Fritz says:

    These kids will remember these days some time in the future, I am sure it will give them a warm fuzzy feeling. Have you seen the latest crazy on adult colouring books, “Zen Doodles” or something. I got one for Christmas and they are quite relaxing to do, if I can find time!

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    1. Throw them out now! Lol – I left the findings on adult colouring books out of my post in case anyone reading was doing them! Stick to painting 😊

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  3. They look like they are having a most excellent time (but then again, who doesn’t have a good time while coloring?).

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    1. They did 😊 cheers Sarah.

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  4. Is that a Buddha statue in the background?

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    1. Yes, I’ve got 5 of varying sizes but only because people have given me them, not sure why lol. 😊

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      1. Ah, cool. Would love to see a photo of them some time πŸ˜‰

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  5. lolabees says:

    I used to love coloring. Have you heard that they have started marketing coloring books for adults? I think I would enjoy coloring again… if only I could rationalize the time! πŸ˜‰

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    1. Yes it did come up in my research, best leave it there πŸ™‚


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