THE SATURDAY EVENING POST AMERICANA COLORING BOOK
Adult coloring books are becoming very popular. In fact, there are clinical studies investigating the effects that a simple coloring activity has on the brain of an adult. No less an institution than Mayo clinic has taken time to inform us of the health benefits of this activity (see video below).
As of this writing (July 2016) there are reports of global shortages of—colored pencils! Two of the world's largest manufacturers of art pencils, Faber-Castell and Staedtler and Stabilo are seeing a double-digit increase in sales and are having to add shifts to keep up with demand.
Psychologists have likened coloring to meditation. The process allows the mind to focus on a single task, to step away from everyday problems, and to relax. Coloring the patterns in books is a terrific activity for care partners to share; a way to relax together.
Coloring Books As An Adult Activity
Art activities are a powerful tool in the fight to improve the quality of daily life for people living with dementia. Art is lively, expressive and non-verbal; providing an accessible outlet for creativity whilst stirring memory and enabling personal choice.
Thirty-one ready-to-color cover illustrations by some of The Saturday Evening Post's most famous artists celebrate the nostalgic appeal of American life in the first half of the 20th century. Iconic images include adaptations of timeless works by John Falter, Stevan Dohanos, George Hughes, Richard "Dick" Sargent, and others. The Saturday Evening Post Americana Classics coloring book offers an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment. It is also an effective and fun-filled way to relax and reduce stress.
|book_title||The Saturday Evening Post Americana Coloring Book|
|dimension||8 1/4 x 10 7/8|
|stages||Early Stage, Middle Stage|