Once the problem of the episode has been explained, Mickey invites viewers to join him at the Mousekedoer, a giant Mickey-head-shaped computer whose main function is to distribute the day’s Mouseketools, a collection of objects needed to solve the day’s problem, to Mickey.
One of them is a “Mystery Mouseketool” represented by a question mark, in which, when the words “Mystery Mouseketool” are said, the question mark changes into the Mouseketool you get to use. Another one is a “Mouseke-Think-About-It Tool” represented by a silhouette of Mickey’s head with rotating gears, in which characters must think of what to use before telling the Tool “Mouseke-Think-About-It-Tool, we pick the (object)”. Once the tools have been shown to Mickey on the Mousekedoer screen, they are quickly downloaded to Toodles, a small, Mickey-head-shaped flying extension of the Mousekedoer. By calling “Oh, Toodles!” Mickey summons him to pop up from where he is hiding and fly up to the screen so the viewer can pick which tool Mickey needs for the current situation.
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.
Local Christian bookstores usually also have individual pages or reproducible coloring books from which you can make copies so that more than one child can color in the same story picture. This is particularly useful if you want to give your Sunday School students something to color while you are teaching the lesson.
While coloring pages may seem simple in the minds of parents and other adults these days, they are often the passport into a more creative style of play. Yes, your child will simply color the picture online, but by doing so, she is learning not only to stay inside the lines, but to balance color and texture and to simply use her imagination. If a coloring page for kids is the first step into a full-fledged imagination based entertainment package, it is unlikely many parents will find them simple for long. If you are a school teacher or just a busy parent, Thanksgiving color pages can be a lifesaver when you are looking for a way to keep your child occupied for a certain period of time. You can find holiday pages in many places on the Internet that are free for download directly to your printer.
I normally print out free coloring pages for my nephew – no problem right? Then I was asked to baby sit a few other little ones one evening. I passed out a coloring page to each of them along with a huge bucket of crayons. I was then off to watch an episode of Monk. After about three minutes the fight was on. I ran into the family room as if the house was on fire. The children were arguing over one particular coloring page. Normally this would have been another disaster. Imagine if I only had the traditional coloring book. This would have turned into a huge crying fest. Thanks to the Internet I zipped into the computer room and simply printed out several more of the same coloring pages and saved the day. I even made it back in time to see Monk work his magic and solve the case once again.