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Coloring Books | #SELatHome

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Last week, we started a new segment of the blog called #SELatHome. It's where we take fun, #educational, and #therapeutic activities and show how they encourage social and emotional learning.

Today, we are looking at coloring books! A few years ago, coloring books had a resurgence. Not for children though - for adults! The benefits of coloring have been recognized by the Cleveland Clinic, the Wounded Warrior Project, and The American Art Therapy Association.

#Coloring helps encourage early childhood development skills such as fine motor skills, color recognition, handwriting, and hand-eye coordination, while also providing emotional and psychological benefits.

These include:

Next time you take a family road trip or pack for a family outing - try bringing a couple coloring books or printing out some coloring pages! You can find free printables here, number & letter coloring pages here, and tons more here.

This is something the whole family can do together - it's a fun way to unplug and be present with one another, while also building up your toolbox with an easy stress reliever and mindful activity.

Let us know what you think in the comments below, and don't forget to #PullYourWeeds!


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