Back in the day, I used to entertain myself by coloring, playing with dirt, and blowing air into a fan. And, of course, by using a lot of imagination. However, times have changed, causing our children to miss out on things that made us happy when we were younger.
There’s no denying that technology rules most of our activities nowadays, but sometimes going back to basics can be a great thing, too. Sure, this might not mean that we can cut out technology completely (especially since it’s such an integral part of everyone’s lives at this point), but we can use it to recreate the simple activities all children should experience.
Let’s take coloring books, for example.
Coloring books have evolved so much. Now, we can even color online and even on our phones! That accessibility is phenomenal.
Being that there are so many options for coloring books, I have been able to narrow the coloring book options to five. These suggestions of coloring books are all paperback and can be ordered online.
Creative Haven Festive Mexican Talavera Designs Coloring Book
This is a paperback coloring book you can order online, and its illustrations are inspired by the ever-impressive decorated Talavera pottery.
Artelexia Coloring Books
Artelexia features several coloring books that represent Mexican culture. You can choose from Frida Kahlo or Dia de Los Muertos illustrations.
The Coloring Book of Latinx Artists
Noticing a need for Latinx coloring books, author Rita Gonzalez decided to launch a coloring book that focuses on Latinx artists. This book includes art from Latinx artists in the United States. It is the first of its kind and will be out soon. Join the waitlist and get an unforgettable gift for your kid!
Latin America Coloring Book by Putumayo
This coloring book is bilingual and explores the diverse cultures of Latin America. You can expect to see animals, musical instruments, and sceneries featured within it. It’s educational and fun!
The ABCs of Latinidad Coloring Book
This coloring book covers so many different themes within our Latino culture — it even talks about Zacatecas!
Artist Geovany Uranda designed the book alongside FavyFav, and you can order it and enjoy over 50 pages of amazing illustrations!
Aside from the wonderful books I shared with you, I’ve found that Pinterest also has a large selection of printable coloring pages that represent our Latino culture. Go ahead and browse. It will not only benefit your child, but it can also benefit you! Remember, there’s no age limit to color!