Cat Dreams Coloring Book
Coloring and drawing fun for kids and adults! And a useful tool for promoting language development in children! (Any language!)
What do cats dream about?
Everyone knows that cats sleep a lot. On average, they sleep 15 hours a day. And most people know that cats also dream during their sleep. So that’s a lot of dreaming, isn’t it?
But what no one knew—until now—is the answer to this mysterious question:
Just what are cats dreaming about?
In this fun-filled coloring book you’ll find 30 lively illustrations that reveal the kinds of adventures cats are having in their dreams. In addition, there are two “challenge pages” for drawing some cat dreams of your own.
Each coloring page is single-sided, with the back intentionally left blank, so they can be colored more cleanly and even removed from the book for display, if desired.
Along with coloring and drawing fun, this book can be used in various ways to promote language development in children. It includes a page of useful ideas to help parents make the most of the book as a productive language tool with their kids.
Cat Dreams is the sequel to the popular coloring book titled Bearded Dragon Daydreams. Both books were created by a father, his son, and their illustrator friend and are available worldwide, in paperback, at Amazon, the global Amazon sites, and other booksellers.
Useful Ideas for Parents
Cat Dreams is not only a fun activity book for kids, it can help fuel their language development, too. Whether your child is learning one language or two (or even more languages than that), give these ideas a try to boost his or her ability in the language of your choice.
Talk with your child about each image. Prompt him or her to respond by starting with the question: What do you see? This simple, open-ended question offers children, of any age or ability, the opportunity to express themselves according to their capacity.
From there, continue by asking suitable questions about the image and about the child’s experience related to the image. For instance, a few questions about the very first image—the cat splashing in the big bowl of milk—might be:
What is the cat doing?
What is he/she feeling? How can you tell?
Have you ever played in a small pool like this?
Have you been in a big pool? What did you do?
Do you like to swim? Why? (Why not?)
The more you can playfully engage with your child in communicating about each image—before, during, or after the child colors it—the more you’ll be stretching his or her language development.
Write something on the back of the image. Promote your child’s literacy development, too, by making use of the blank back side of these images.
If your child isn’t writing yet, you can take dictation. Write down what he or she wants to say about it. Maybe one short sentence; maybe a whole story. In the same way, children with some writing ability can be asked to write as much as they’re able to, from a single word to a single sentence, from several sentences to a full story.
You could even create a story together by taking turns writing sentences, or portions of each sentence, to develop the tale.
As these ideas suggest, there are a range of ways to make the most of the coloring pages in this book—as well as the many other images you come across in daily life—to encourage your child to engage more actively in the language or languages of your family.
And when you do—mindfully, creatively, playfully—your efforts will continuously help to advance the child’s language ability, bit by bit, over the days and years of childhood.
Get a copy of the Cat Dreams Coloring Book!
Available in paperback, worldwide, at Amazon, the global Amazon sites, and other booksellers. It has 30 fun-filled illustrations! (And if you like the book, we’d be so grateful if you shared your positive impressions with others. Social media posts, and reviews at Amazon, Goodreads, and elsewhere online, can help more cat lovers find the book and enjoy it, too. Thank you!)