When painting figures (for example, from 1 to 10) it develops a color perception, fine motor skills, attention, diligence and accuracy, mathematical ability. Such tasks are connected to the process logic of painting, allow to fix the basic math skills or letters.

It is believed that the company The McLoughlin Brothers (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McLoughlin_Brothers) invented the coloring books. They published a book called The Little Folks' Painting Book in collaboration with Kate Greenaway in 1880.

Elf On The Shelf Coloring Pages