Doodle Drawing Books for Children
I recently wrote an article for Kidspot about colouring books for children and adults, and also spoke on Radio National (here) about the calming qualities of colouring books for both children and adults. They seem to be the new ‘in’ thing, but if your child is not really into colouring books, or you prefer something for your children which requires more thought and imagination, I can highly recommend ‘Doodle Books’ where some of the illustration is done for the child but they are required to add or innovate.
These books have been a godsend in our house, particularly the placemat ones below, which keep the small people from gnawing off my leg as they wait for dinner.I’ve seen some fabulous drawings in Doodle books by children who have claimed they ‘can’t draw’. They give some structure to a child’s drawing but are far from a colouring in book. Doodle books are perfect for times of calm during the day: for older children while younger children have a nap; while a parent or guardian is trying to enjoy a cup of life-restoring coffee or making a phonecall; or as an after dinner calming down activity.Booktopia. You can also compare prices on Fishpond and Bookworld for Australian purchases.If you live in the US or would prefer to use Amazon click here. If you live in the UK or would prefer to use Book Depository click here. Purchases clicked through from the Children’s Books Daily site result in a small commission. Commission is used in part to maintain Children’s Books Daily and to support community groups which connect children with books.