Nowadays, children can take advantage of numerous educational applications that make the learning process a lot more fun. From learning to read or write to improving their drawing ability, everything is a lot easier with the help of specialized software.
Coloring Book 9: Little Monsters is a tiny application that requires children to fill in various line drawings with color, using multiple palettes and a simple set of controls. It does have a few drawbacks, but it is a fun and relatively straightforward educational app.
A total of 50 pictures are available in the full version of the program, plenty to keep your kids entertained for a long time. Given that they are only limited by their imaginations, they will likely wish to work on the same scene more than once, and it is easy to clear existing drawings.
As you can probably tell from the application’s name, the included pictures are all monster-related, but the creatures are harmless enough to be suitable for children of all ages.
The tools your children have at their disposal are as simple as can be, which means that no lengthy instructions should be required. There are multiple color palettes to choose from, and sections can be filled in with a single mouse click. However, an undo function is not included.
Also, while young children should find the background music and sound effects to be rather enjoyable, it is a shame that they cannot be disabled.
Lastly, it would have been great if the application offered an export function, as it is only possible to print drawings directly. Also, multiple versions of the same picture cannot be stored separately, a feature what would have come in handy for children who share a computer.
On the whole, Coloring Book 9: Little Monsters is a great app for parents who want to provide kids with a way to have fun and learn useful skills at the same time. It includes a healthy selection of pictures that need to be filled in, and it is relatively easy to use, but it could still be improved in certain respects.