Parents' Guide to

Colors - Therapy Coloring Book

By Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Simple coloring experience would be better without ads.

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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Turn off comments

My 12 year old daughter has this app. But other “people” (most likely children) can comment on her work and they say horrible and mean things. Cyber bullying is bad on here. She doesn’t have any social media and I didn’t know this app let others comment. It’s not uplifting to hear, “this is a horrible job” or “why would you choose those awful colors”. Kids are just mean. Don’t let your kids be brought down by others mean comments.

Is It Any Good?

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Kids -- and adults -- can color dozens of cat, mandala, and other drawings with this easy-to-use app. Brief instructions in Colors -- Therapy Coloring Book explains how the process works, although it's fairly intuitive. Kids select a palette, choose colors, and can fill large spaces or use a marker tool for smaller details.

There are plenty of drawings to choose from, and new items are offered daily. But the actual coloring experience doesn't differ much, which may discourage some kids from utilizing the app indefinitely. Although it's free to use, there's a cost associated with some items. Certain color palettes, for instance, are locked unless kids watch a video or pay to remove ads from the app. That can be an enticing option, since ads appear fairly frequently when you click on drawings to color. Unlike the color palettes that require you to view an ad to access (which feature a small play button symbol), the drawing selections aren't marked -- so there's no way to know if clicking on one will trigger a lengthy ad appearing. Kids can end up pausing to watch things often as a result, which takes away from some of the fun. Otherwise, though, Colors – Therapy Coloring Book can be a fairly enjoyable way for kids to spend some free time that will provide more opportunities to be creative than a number of other apps might.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: April 21, 2020
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Publisher: NST Pictures
  • Version: 1.1.8
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 11.0 or later or Android 5.1 and up.
  • Last updated: May 11, 2020

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