The descending diagonal stroke develops as a graphic variant in some Western Greek alphabets (writing rho as ), but it was not adopted in most Old Italic alphabets; most Old Italic alphabets show variants of their rho between a “P” and a “D” shape, but without the Western Greek descending stroke.
Indeed, the oldest known forms of the Latin alphabet itself of the 7th to 6th centuries BC, in the Duenos and the Forum inscription, still write r using the “P” shape of the letter.
The Lapis Satricanus inscription shows the form of the Latin alphabet around 500 BC. Here, the rounded, closing Π shape of the p and the Ρ shape of the r have become difficult to distinguish.
The descending stroke of the Latin letter R has fully developed by the 3rd century BC, as seen in the Tomb of the Scipios sarcophagus inscriptions of that era. From around 50 AD, the letter P would be written with its loop fully closed, assuming the shape formerly taken by R.
Look around you and you will likely find a lot of grownups who really love to pull out the Crayons and stay within the lines. One of the greatest delights of childhood is one of the ones that starts very early for most kids – coloring. There is just something magical about placing colorful pencil or crayons to a piece of paper and making magic with color. I don't think any of us ever truly outgrows the sensation of joy and admiration that coloring brings. In fact, I am convinced that one major reason people resolve to have children is to have the opportunity to sit down and color again – without anyone looking at them sideways. And coloring is always fun for Halloween. One of the most popular themes for Halloween Coloring pages is Scooby Doo.
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.
Improves Hand to Eye Coordination - When children are giving pictures to color, they definitely will hold the crayon and from time to time will check what they have done so far, to determine the next color to use. These activities will help them greatly in their hand and eye coordination. They also have to make sure that the colors does not go beyond the expected line and are required to sharpen the crayons from time to time.
Also, if you feel the need to bring some intellectual stimulation to your coloring time, there are several coloring books containing illustrations of the anatomy. It is said, one of the most effective ways medical students learn about the intricacies of the human body is by coloring detailed illustrations of various body parts. Want to get a little risqué? There are also adult-themed coloring books as well.