There's something quiet and relaxing about colouring - I can't quite explain why, but I always did colouring alongside my kids and, as well as keeping them at it (there's always a competitive element there) it really was soothing! It's good talking time too and gets them talking about what they're doing, about colours and sometimes about anything and everything else as they know they have your attention all the time you're sitting colouring with them.
The Crayola site never disappoints and here they have over 1000 colouring pages to download and print out to keep your little people occupied for at least some of the summer school holidays!
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