Coloring helps the child to learn how to control the scale of his hand. Please note that when the baby is just started to draw he does not monitor the boundaries of the sheet, and the picture is not painted on the outlines, and even beyond.
Try to use a themed coloring. For example, a series of coloring books about animals, buildings or machines give children an idea of the objects of the world. Coloring of fairy tales or cartoon characters, are good because they allow the child to "talk" with their favorite characters and express their attitude towards them through colors.