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. When children enter school, some of them have more trouble than others with simple tasks like writing and cutting with scissors. Children who have developed their fine motor skills tend to perform much better throughout their academic lives. Whether you are a preschool teacher or a parent, you will only be all too aware of the need to keep your children constantly occupied and amused, otherwise they will get restless, agitated and irritable. Trying to do find an activity that will sustain their interest for any reasonable length of time as well as one that will not actually pose any level of risk or danger to the child can be a task easier said than done. Contrary to what you may think, children are not involved in a mass conspiracy designed specifically to make your life as difficult as possible, rather, they lack the emotional and intellectual maturity to appreciate that certain activities are wrong, or are "naughty" because they are dangerous. There are various advantages of coloring pages as opposed to coloring books. Coloring pages are cost-effective, costing you simply a couple of cents worth of paper and ink instead of a couple of dollars for a coloring book. Also, you get a choice with coloring pages, whether to keep a mess around to pick as you please, or only print them out as you want. With coloring books if you don't have any more you need to go to the store for additional books, plus they take up lots more room. If you find a given neat image in a coloring book and need more, you are required to either locate a copy machine or pick up various copies of the book for just a sole page. Any time you find a good image on a coloring sheet on the other hand, you could merely note it and pull it up to run off however many pages as you wat from without leaving home.
Here's an idea, ask your child to make up a tale about what is happening in the scene and fire up their imagination. You will also find that little moments of praise from you can really all add up to a kids sense of self worth and confidence in later life. This is a fantastic way to help your little ones learn their colours, shapes, and verbs for items such as hair, dress, legs, chin etc. As your children work, help them pick up the correct names of things they are working on, like chin, cars, pets etc. Oh, and this is a fantastic way to teach colours to your kid. Occasionally, you'll find official cartoon or TV character sites (such as PBS programs) will make available coloring pages for free to their fans. And there are many other sites that distribute coloring pages of those copyrighted characters. Sounds like dangerous legal ground ...but, surprisingly, I've never heard of any of these sites being prosecuted for copyright infringement. So they'll probably continue to make them available. 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.