Coloring/Activity Book for Elementary Students with Learning Differences
Coloring may sound like a simple activity to ward off boredom, but for young students with learning differences it can actually improve health by engaging the mind and sharpening fine motor skills and mental acuity.
Coloring a mandala (a circle design with geometric patterns) before a group activity has been shown* to increase an individual's attention span and decrease impulsive behavior, promoting better decision-making and focus.
Another study* that paired academic assistance with weekly art therapy sessions found that the addition of art therapy contributed positively to the social-emotional adjustment of children with learning disabilities.
Coloring allows the mind to release worries and thoughts while concentrating on the coloring page.
It improves both fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
Each book consists of 65 coloring pages and activities specifically designed to help with:
Differentiating Ps, Ds, Qs and Bs
Recognizing differences between pictures
Putting together multi-syllable words
Finding words in the same family
The books lie flat for easy coloring and are spiral-bound along the top so they are ideal for both right-handed and left-handed colorists.
* ADDitude Magazine: Art Therapy: Controlling Symptoms with Creativity.