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The Jai Jais are also excited to bring you our mindfulness free downloadable colouring sheets. Let yourself and your child be transported to a world of colour. Open your mind to the moment and express yourselves through colour. Focus on the moment and learn about Hindu Gods and Goddesses.
Ganesh and his Beloved Laddoos
5 benefits of colouring for adults and kids
We know that colouring has many benefits to our health and children generally start to learn how to colour in before they start to learn how to write. There are not only kids colouring books that sell well, but also colouring books for adults too.
So, what are the top 5 benefits of colouring and why do people find colouring so interesting?
Colouring is great for human’s mental and emotional health
When a person is colouring, he/she loses focus on other matters and focuses on their colouring work because this rhythmic activity allows the brain to calm down and remove the negative behaviour or thoughts of a person. It is therapeutic and a form of stress relief activity for both adults and kids.
Colouring can be done anywhere, anytime and as a family bonding activity
This is a low cost activity for both adults and kids. It is a great activity for the family to do together and bond with each other, working together to complete a wonderful piece of art. All you need is just a good set of colour pencils or other colouring tools and colouring books.
Highly beneficial for kids especially kids with ADHD, autism and other challenges
Colouring is a therapy as it helps to reduce stress and increase self-awareness. Kids who find it challenging to express themselves or/and having low self-esteem will find that colouring makes it easier to express themselves in a nonverbal approach. As colouring produces a relaxation response, the mood of the person tends to improve directly from it.
Improves motor skills, hand eye coordination and flexible thinking
One of the easiest and amazing hands-on activities is colouring. It triggers the brain to focus on sequential operations as well as being responsible for logic-related tasks. It also makes use of the muscles in our fingers, hand and wrists while we manipulate the objects such as colouring pencils and creating the motions and actions.
Teaches colour recognition and awareness
Learning the names and hues of the colours creates awareness of primary and common colours. With the knowledge of colours, they are able to explore different colour combinations thus increasing their creativity.
Colouring is for all ages. Some people may find it stressful to do colouring especially when they do it competitively. If you do find it stressful, do stop and take in some deep breaths before you start again.
Ref: parent whisperer