The species was originally described by Linnaeus in 1758 as Testudo mydas. In 1868, Marie Firmin Bocourt named a particular species of sea turtle Chelonia agassizii. This “species” was referred to as the “black sea turtle”. Later research determined Bocourt’s “black sea turtle” was not genetically distinct from C. mydas, and thus taxonomically not a separate species. These two “species” were then united as Chelonia mydas and populations were given subspecies status: C. mydas mydas referred to the originally described population, while C. mydas agassizi referred only to the Pacific population known as the Galápagos green turtle. This subdivision was later determined to be invalid and all species members were then designated Chelonia mydas. The oft-mentioned name C. agassizi remains an invalid junior synonym of C. mydas.
Both of these coloring styles are a way for children to communicate valuable information to a parent. You may learn that the first little girl is careful and clean about everything she does and you may recognize a competitive spark in the second child. If you pay attention, there will be many other unspoken communications with a young child just by coloring with them! As children grow older they will start opening up and talking more as you color with them. Parents who just hand out coloring pages for kids and go off to do other things are missing a valuable bonding opportunity. Most children will start to talk more openly once they are distracted with something to color. Coloring is a great time to ask your children about their day or to bring up topics which may be bothering them but they are hesitant to talk about at other times. When the children are locked at home because rainy days or rough weather, they can be usefully engaged in some creative work through coloring pages. This is surely a fun-filled activity for children of different ages. The kids can express themselves in a very creative way in home or in classroom.
Secondly, there are the downloadable, printable coloring pages...organized into categories such as bird species, cat breeds, dinosaurs, dog breeds, generic animals, holiday & seasonal images, insects, medieval, mythical, music-related, ocean life, people and their jobs and wonders of the world. As you take a step down memory lane, specifically recalling your favorite childhood pastimes, I'm sure you, like myself, can remember the pure and simple emotions you felt while occupying yourself and your time with those activities.
Even though coloring books typically aren't expensive, you will find they have plenty of pages that the kids simply skip over. With creating your own though, you can be certain every single page is going to be a hit. With single pages too each child can work on one of them independently instead of sharing the same coloring book.
Besides helping the children to develop their imaginations, parents can utilize stories from the coloring pages to teach their kids practical lessons. While the children are enjoying the process of coloring the images, they can be taught values that are important for them to grasp at a young age. Lessons from the real world can also be taught at the same time. When parents take the time to tell their children stories as they color, the child's imagination is further strengthened and enhanced.