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The benefits of colouring for children

Colouring is a fun pastime. You can use them to keep your child occupied. As well as being fun, it's also an activity that helps stimulate psychomotor development in little ones. Colouring stimulates the senses, creativity, skill and concentration. It's also an activity that helps children learn about shapes and colours. Colouring also teaches them about limits and respecting rules. So it's more than just a game.

Awakening the senses

When you have a child, you need to encourage their senses to be awakened. There are several ways to do this, including colouring. Colouring encourages sight. What's more, very young children are attracted to anything colourful, especially bright colours. As well as improving eyesight, colouring encourages motor skills. By holding the crayons and manipulating them, children can develop motor skills in their arms and hands.


Drawing something encourages a child's creativity, but that's not all. There's also colouring. He will be able to colour the drawing according to his imagination. They can also create something new. In short, his brain will be well fed.


This ties in with awakening the senses as part of motor skills. By handling the pencils frequently, your child can quickly become skilled with his hands. He'll then be able to carry out other, more complex activities. You could even steer him towards manual activities that could become a future profession, for example.


Colouring isn't just a matter of doodling or choosing a pencil. It's an art that your child will discover little by little. They have to manage a number of things before they finish colouring, and they also have to perfect their skills to improve their work. All this requires concentration. They need to concentrate on holding their pencils properly, tracing and making the right gestures. He must avoid overshooting, etc.

Learning shapes and colours

Colouring also promotes your child's intelligence, as it helps them learn shapes and colours. By colouring, your child will be able to distinguish the different colours and name them as well as the shapes. They will then be able to reproduce them. What's more, this activity will strengthen their visual memory and memory in general.


The most important thing about colouring is the limits that must not be exceeded. At first, your child will overstep when having fun with colouring. But as they practise, they'll automatically understand that there are limits and spaces they shouldn't cross. The link between his hand and his eyes will be strengthened. They will know when to stop, how to respect these limits and what the consequences are if they overstep them. It's also a kind of life lesson, because by respecting limits in colouring, he'll be able to respect limits in everyday life.


Colouring is a game. Colouring is also a fun activity for a child. Despite these aspects, there are rules to follow in order to succeed. You have to avoid going over the top, you have to know how to manage hand movements, mix colours, etc. Your child will need to master these rules when colouring a drawing. It's a good start to make him understand that there are rules to follow for everything he does, even the most amusing things.

Media and equipment within everyone's reach

In addition to these advantages mentioned above, you should know that you don't need a substantial budget to allow your child to colour. All you need is a drawing on paper and some coloured pencils or felt pens. You can find free downloadable drawings online. You can also buy a colouring book. Alternatively, your child can draw and colour. Or you can draw something and ask them to colour it in. In short, there are many solutions available to you.

At what age can a child colour?

There is no set age for colouring, but for safety reasons, it's best to only sign your child up for colouring from the age of 3. The choice of colouring depends on the child's development. There are the most basic ones for 3-year-olds. They'll easily understand the rules and be able to try not to exceed them. There are also models inspired by children's favourite cartoons and everyday life. Then there are the more advanced colouring pages, designed for children aged 6 and over. Most are sold in kits that allow you to colour on paper, but also to colour various objects and accessories. This will enhance your child's creativity. For older children,