Must-haves for a Good Coloring App
Children like colouring as this supports their creative self expression. Apart from that, it also helps them develop their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Sine colouring satisfies children’s need for personal self expression, by filling in shapes with colours of their choosing children engage in their first design activity. They can decide what colours to use and what tools best suit their preferences and help achieve desirable results. Although multimedia apps do not yet satisfy such needs in the same way as traditional colouring activities do, they can be great fun too, especially when they offer a completely different range of possibilities that often go beyond colouring itself.
Must-haves for a good colouring app:
Interesting Pictures – they have to be unique and super exciting. For younger children the less details the better. Older kids, on the other hand, will be attracted to the illustrations that are full of curious and funny details.
Choice of Tools – this means more than only crayons. Look for apps that offer a great choice of drawing and painting tools such as chalk, brush, pen, paint, eraser, etc. They should all have the adjustable brush size too.
Stickers – to make the pictures even more personalised and exciting your child should be able to add funny themed stickers that can become part of the background or fill the missing part of the picture.
Animations – to add even more fun at least some parts of the pictures should get animated once filled in. This way the picture comes alive and the experience becomes even more meaningful and multi-sensory!
We found out that Coloring Pages for Kids fulfils most of the above criteria. You will have a nice choice of colouring tools that make realistic sounds when used, funny resizable stickers, and cute animations. The pictures, however, could be more appealing to kids, but it’s still worth a try.
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