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.
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.