If there is an active stage in the growth of children, it is in when they are toddlers. At this age, some children will have a firm understanding of what is around them while others need something that reminds them of it. A book full of images is a sure way of keeping toddlers involved and an excellent teaching aid. If the images are plain sketches that need coloring, then the learning process is more fun and involving. You should ensure that the book holds simple coloring pages for toddlers.
Since everything a toddler does become an invigorating learning experience, the images should definitely be of things that they recall, if they can name it, the better. Toddlers learn better through visual examples and what better way to do this if not with coloring pages. Hence, you can use coloring books to teach more to the toddlers than just colors, you can do the alphabet or count numbers. The alphabet or numbers can also be big enough for the children to do some coloring on them too.
You can create your own book full of draw my thing coloring pages. You only need enough strong quality paper and a creative eye to sketch the images. The images should have thick lines to show distinctive features. You can make coloring books of the alphabet, nature, numbers, the world and countries, animals or cartoons. However, you should keep in mind that the book should not only be a fun filled coloring thing but an educative tool too. In addition, keep it go for simple shapes that even the toddler can try to sketch.
To test the wits of the toddlers you can give them coloring puzzles. Let them first try to complete the puzzles and then color them once done. Since toddlers hold a perspective of what color an image should have, let them do the color they like. However, as they advance, try to push them to make the coloring resemble the actual looks of the thing represented by the images in the coloring books.
That goes to show that the images on the books should be simple to relate with and identify. In addition, stick to books that have easy coloring pages, which have well-spaced images for sample coloring and ensure you have enough crayon and coloring pencils to for all. You can have two kids on a book each taking a turn to color an image. It is a great way of teaching them the values of sharing.