The net, activity booklets in dollar stores, family restaurants, or even sometimes at public libraries are sources of coloring pages, simple black and white drawings most commonly of cute cartoon characters.
When you are planning to hold a Sponge-Bob birthday party, try to send the invitations around 2-3 weeks ahead of the party date. Order matching invitations or make your own. Cut a starfish or pineapple shapes from card stock paper.
When kids are just starting to familiarize themselves with the names and the use of its colors, be sure that parents are there to guide them. You can begin to teach them the basic color of Dora's hair and clothes.
If you haven't experienced Handy Manny yet then I can recommend you do so! First launched by Disney in 2006, this helpful handyman is a great role model for kids of all ages. As a parent I find it refreshing to have a positive character for my young boys to watch. Like all Disney programs for children there is no violence but what I enjoy the most is the fact Manny doesn't use computers. It is good to see a show that teaches the benefits of gaining real world skills and the rewards of having a trade.
Coloring pages are a great way to entertain children during travel or on a rainy day. Once a child has grasped the basics, they may color to their heart's content with very little supervision required by parents. In addition to occupying a child's time and imagination, handling crayons can prepare a child's brain and hands for skills required to learn handwriting. While an adult may feel the sky must always be blue and the grass green, a child will experiment with all of the colors. Be sure to show pride in your child's creation and reserve a spot on the refrigerator for their best works of art.
Winnie the Pooh is the children's book character that has captured the imagination as well as the heart of young children and indeed their parents as well, across the world. Initially drafted in 1926 as the creative brain child of the world renowned children's literalist and author A.A. Milne, one of the most remarkable feats that the Winnie the Pooh series has managed to achieve is how relevant and fresh it has stayed to the modern audience. Written almost a century ago, Winnie the Pooh and his collection of his lovable friends still delight people even to this very day, being favoured in favour of other more modern offerings.
She just loves to color in their dresses and jewellery and the more brilliant and extravagant she can make them the better. She has really improved with her hand eye co-ordination and creativity since she started regularly using these too. I always ask her to autograph her amazing works of art and I can see over time how much better her writing has become. I know I will treasure these momentos when I am older.