Remember how much you loved coloring when you were a child like you loved barbie coloring pages? You'd snuggle down into another world with your coloring books and crayons, and time would pass almost unnoticed. Children today love to color just as much, plus we now know that coloring is an excellent pre-reading activity that helps children develop the eye-and-hand coordination they will need to write. Coloring books are still available in the stores if you like, but you will also find a ton of coloring pages to print in the Internet which will provide your child with a much wider range of subjects to choose from than you'll find in books. When people first started accessing the Internet, there were only a few sites that offered free, printable coloring pages. Most of their offerings were rough drawings or produced very small pictures. Now, however, there are a multitude of sites that will let you print high-quality coloring sheets on just about any subject you might choose.