The benefits of coloring books for kids cannot be overestimated. It's not just entertainment, which can permanently keep the child interested, but also gives some free time for parents to make all necessary household chores; it is also an excellent developing material. Combining a game and a hobby such «coloring pages» will help improve the child's imagination, develop creative skills, visual memory and fine motor skills that will prepare a child's hand for the writing skills.
There is no artist, who would buy their children coloring books or taught to paint pictures. What does this mean? Coloring is a kind of framework, hindering the development of the imagination. They contribute to the formation of habits of the finished drawing, in which a flight of fantasy and free creativity is almost impossible.