In the past, we’ve claimed that reading poetry can reduce cholesterol and whiten teeth. Some might say such claims have not been supported with scientific data. And of course we would have to agree. But we also believe the only reason there is no data is not because the claims are untrue, but because the studies simply have not been done.
Even so perhaps it would be more reasonable for us to suggest that poetry can reduce stress. The research even agrees. And thanks to the elevated stress levels of the French, and their creative efforts to curb them, we can also say with confidence that coloring, as in coloring books, can help reduce stress.
So what could better than combining coloring books and poetry for a fun, enjoyable activity to help relieve stress? (Or, if you’re not feeling particularly stressed, simply fun and enjoyable.)
Over the past few months we’ve been releasing some delightful Coloring Page Poems a page at a time. As a special gift for you, today we’re releasing the full collection of 12 poems as a printable Poetry Coloring Book that you can download to celebrate poetry. It’s a great resource for you to put your feet up after work, read a poem, and let your mind wander down its passageways as you color the page. And teachers and parents, we’re pretty sure the grownups won’t mind if you share these pages with your kids and students.
We had so much fun with our new poetry coloring book we couldn’t decide on the cover. So take your pick: Annabel Lee or Ode on a Grecian Urn.
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