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.
It is good to give the child to paint a picture from memory, or paint in the opposite color sample, for example, when there is a ready-made picture of a night scene, but the child should paint the daily events of the same characters, etc.