6 Great iPad Apps for Teaching Kids Coloring

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January 9, 2015
Below are some very good iPad coloring apps kids can use to design beautiful creations. The apps differ in what they offer for while some are pretty basic others provide sophisticated tools and 3D elements. Some of the skills kids get to develop through engaging with coloring activities include 'concentration skills, motor skills and eye-hand coordination as well as creative thinking'. We invite you to check them out and share with your colleagues.

1- Quiver- 3D Coloring App
“The Quiver App combines physical coloring from “back in the day” with state of the art augmented reality technology to bring you and your children an extraordinarily magical experience…Save and print the pages directly from the Quiver App or from a computer to start enjoying the fun. By using our unmatchable expertise in augmented reality, the Quiver App enables children and adults to unleash their inner artist and interact with their personally customised creations.”

2- Crayola Color Alive
“This app works with Crayola Color Alive Action Coloring Pages. Free Action Coloring Pages can be found inside the app. Save and print them to start playing right away! For more pages, purchase Color Alive Action Coloring Books through the app or in stores. Use any Crayola Crayons or markers to bring your coloring to life, and apply special effects to your creations.

3- Disney Color and Play
“Create, color, play, and animate like never before! Disney Color and Play features fan favorites such as Inside Out, Princesses, Doc McStuffins, Sofia the First, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Frozen, Big Hero Six, Palace Pets in Whisker Haven…Paint everything you like in our Color and Play Playrooms and watch your characters leap off the screen in 3D.”

4- Toonia Colorbook
“Toonia Colorbook turns your device into a beautiful coloring book for kids, helping them develop concentration skills, motor skills and eye-hand coordination as well as creative thinking, all without making a mess! It includes 152 beautifully designed coloring pages in 19 different themes. Each theme comes with a selection of more than 100 beautiful colors and patterns for your children to discover and combine in any way they like.”

5- Color Tale
“What happens if early childhood educators, game developers, composers, poets and voice artists get together? They create “Color Tale”, totally unique and amazing app for kids. Although its primary goal is to teach kids how to recognize and mix colors, "Color Tale” offers a charming storyline, original soundtrack and unlimited hours of an exciting gameplay when kids are not just busy but busy learning and revealing their creativity!”

6- ToyBrush 3D
“With ToyBrush 3D kids of all ages can design a menagerie of colorful animals, outfit a fleet of vehicles and decorate yummy treats by layering paint, decals and vivid patterns onto one of 21 toys. Add some hippie inspired flower power to a truck or ice a donut with fluorescent green frosting. By mixing and matching bold neons, cool pastels and retro patterns, kids can build a portfolio of favorites and easily save them with the in-app camera.”