Valentine's Day Presents for ADD
Why would you want to buy a coloring book? It gives you a lot of bang for your buck. A coloring book is a creative outlet. Gather a group of people and give them each a copy of the same coloring book. Ask them to color the same picture. Then, sit back and watch what happens. That same picture will take on the style of the person who colored it. Amazing!
Coloring also helps a person with ADD to focus. If you are having a long discussion, a coloring book can be helpful in keeping the conversation on-track. The act of coloring is relaxing and gives just the right amount of sensory distraction to allow a person to focus.
Kids coloring books come in a wide variety to suit any interest. From Frozen to comic book charaters, animals to flowers, there is a coloring book to engage any child. Coloring does more than help a child focus. It allows better development of small muscle control. This is something that many kids with ADD struggle with. It also allows them a quiet time that is disconnected from electronic diversions.
Adult coloring books usually have more elaborate pictures. They can also be used for older children who have better fine motor skills. Forest and seascape designs are available. There are many animal coloring books of varying levels of difficulty. Mandalas are pictures with a pattern that allow creativity. There are Zentangle coloring books that help people learn make and color designs. Whatever floats your boat you can find in a coloring book.
If you don't have access to a good store for coloring supplies, Amazon has a lot of variety. You can also find free coloring pages to print out from the internet. It is easy to make a custom coloring folder for a loved one. Coloring supplies for the whole family can give everybody a precious gift. It is the gift of time together as you create and talk. For Valentine's Day, look at a radical gift. The gift of creativity, focus, and time spent together can all converge when you color in your new coloring books.
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