Printables and coloring pages are both fun and educational. Ideal for home, school, and daycare use, printables range in type from simple coloring pages to worksheets centered around a certain educational theme, such as specific holidays or counting.
Educational Printables and Coloring Pages
Kids learn best when their hands, minds, and hearts are actively engaged, so doing activities instead of memorizing facts is a great way of reinforcing lessons. Printables and coloring pages help kids, especially visual and verbal learners, learn as they color pictures and complete self-directed activities. You can find printable worksheets and coloring pages on just about every academic topic for every age level. For example, you will find printables to teach basic skills to preschoolers and more advanced printables to teach concepts such as the Scientific Method or the location of stars to older children.
Coloring pages are also available for most popular topics, including holidays, cartoon and movie characters, animals, the ocean, and seasons. If you have a fan of Barbie or Shrek in your house, you can find coloring pages with these favorite characters, print them out, and let your child enjoy them. The complexity of the designs will vary depending on the age of the intended audience. Holiday coloring pages make a great way to entertain children around holidays such as Halloween or St. Patrick's Day.
Family and Household Tools
Printable charts can help organize a household. Print a chore chart for each member of the family in order to organize your household's responsibilities. You can also develop a reward system, so that your kids get more excited about contributing to the family chores every day. Use a behavior chart and a homework chart for each child to encourage good behavior and to help make sure that they are rewarded for good behavior and all homework gets done.
Whether you keep a collection of printables in a binder on hand for quick access on a rainy day, or sit down with your child to choose fun ones at a moment he wants to do one, printing out worksheets and coloring pages is an economical way to get only the pages that you need or want. After your child has used the printable, hang it on the fridge and admire his achievement or artwork.