Danaus (Ancient Greek Δαναός), a great-grandson of Zeus, was a mythical king in Egypt or Libya, who founded Argos; Plexippus (Πλήξιππος) was one of the 50 sons of Aegyptus, the twin brother of Danaus. In Homeric Greek, his name means “one who urges on horses”, i. e. “rider” or “charioteer”. In the 10th edition of Systema Naturae, at the bottom of page 467, Linnaeus wrote that the names of the Danai festivi, the division of the genus to which Papilio plexippus belonged, were derived from the sons of Aegyptus. Linnaeus divided his large genus Papilio, containing all known butterfly species, into what we would now call subgenera. The Danai festivi formed one of the “subgenera”, containing colorful species, as opposed to the Danai candidi, containing species with bright white wings. Linnaeus wrote: “Danaorum Candidorum nomina a filiabus Danai Aegypti, Festivorum a filiis mutuatus sunt. ” (English: “The names of the Danai candidi have been derived from the daughters of Danaus, those of the Danai festivi from the sons of Aegyptus. “)
Moral Education Through Coloring Pages – Christian parents can easily find many free Bible coloring pages online. Even if your family is not religious it is important for children to understand religious concept, icons, and events from the Bible. This is an issue cultural education, not just a moral foundation. In a broader perspective these images can be used as a starting point for conversation on moral topics in general. Of course coloring pages depicting Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist and even Humanist principles are freely available online. Beyond these simplistic and often jingoistic sources, a foundation for a broader moral education can be found if parents use a little creativity in their search. Many state government departments offer free couloring sheets promoting good citizenship. For example the State Department of Environmental Protection might offer activity pages promoting keeping the environment clean. Other important civic and moral lessons that can be taught via coloring are sharing, loyalty and self-discipline.
Studies and researches have shown that initial five years of a child are the most critical ones from the point of view of learning. Their capacity to learn new things is at its highest ebb during this period. Children of this age group can be compared to a piece of sponge that is ready to absorb any liquid that it comes across. These are the building years for children and we need to use this period for giving them rock solid foundation that can help them in building their mansion of life upon it in a way that it becomes an example for everyone else to follow. Parents do everything possible and within their reach to give their child a solid foundation. They try to give their child the right kind of environment and facilities so that their talent and abilities bloom in a nice way. Coloring pages can play an important role in letting children grow in the right way. These pages are usually used by parents and teachers to make the child aware of alphabets, animals, monuments, vegetables, fruits, numbers, etc.
The different types of Biblical coloring pages are - Abraham Coloring Sheets, Cain and Abel Color Pages, Adam and Eve Color Pages, Creation Color Pages, Easter Color Pages, David (and Goliath) Color Pages, Jacob and Esau Color Pages, Hannah and Samuel Color Pages, Noah`s Ark Color Pages, Moses Color Pages, Ruth and Naomi Color Pages, Samson and Delilah Coloring Sheets, Old Testament Color Pages and to name a few.
By simply thinking outside of the normal realm, parents can utilize the Internet to search for, and succeed in finding, practically anything to entertain their children with. With this new way of viewing the World Wide Web, all you parents out there can find free colouring resources and provide excellent entertainment and enjoyment for your kids. But most importantly, these resources free up your time! Plus, the end result is magnet material. These wonderful new drawings can go straight up on the fridge! Ask yourself, when was the last time one of your kids video games allowed for that special perk?