The Subversive History of Adult Coloring Books | On the Media | WNYC StudiosHave you guys gotten bitten by the coloring bug yet? Coloring books are not just for kids anymore. It keeps us calm and focused on something easy and soothing while we talk. There are a lot of adult coloring books out there on the market right now, so I wanted to share some of my favorites. Click To Tweet. Questions of the Day: Are you a fan of coloring? Do you color with markers, crayons, or colored pencils?
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By Kelly Fitzpatrick, Daily Burn. Coloring books are no longer just for the kids. In fact, adult coloring books are all the rage right now. And while researchers and art therapists alike have touted the calming benefits for over a decade, it's childhood favorite Crayola that's gotten adult coloring books some serious grown-up attention. The famous crayon makers just launched a set of markers, colored pencils and a collection of adult coloring books, Coloring Escapes, last month.
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Nielsen Bookscan estimates 12 million coloring books sold in , up from just 1 million the year before. - The top ten bestselling titles sold at least 1. The social aspect is part of what many new fans find appealing about coloring.
What makes these books so popular? First, she notes the obvious — they are fun! Stahilevitz attributes the proliferation of quality adult coloring book options itself as driving demand in the market segment. Some of the best-selling coloring books on Amazon. There has also been new research tying coloring to anxiety and stress reduction.