McCracken originally developed the show in 1992 as a cartoon short entitled Whoopass Stew! while in his second year at CalArts. Following a name change, Cartoon Network featured the first Powerpuff Girls pilots in its animation showcase program What a Cartoon! in 1995 and 1996. The series premiered on November 18, 1998 and ended on March 25, 2005. Excluding the two pilot shorts, the series ran for a total of six seasons, totaling 78 episodes. In addition, a feature film was released in July 2002 and a Christmas special aired in December 2003. Two additional specials were made: a tenth-anniversary special , aired in 2008, and a CGI special, aired in 2014, the latter of which was made without McCracken’s input.
The time to open the lines of communication with your child is when they are young. A two or three year old may not be able to have an hour long conversation and tell you everything that is running through their mind or that may be bothering them, but if you take the time to pull out some coloring pages and sit with them for some creative play you will find that they do have their own ways of communicating with you. When children are allowed to fill in coloring sheets they will often display parts of their personality by favoring some colors over others or by coloring in a particular fashion. For example, one little girl may color her princess coloring pages with short, careful strokes so that she is certain not to go out of the lines while another little girl with the same princess coloring pages scribbles quickly in a hurry to get done first.
One thing that almost all children love are Butterfly Coloring Pages. The great thing about coloring these insects is that there are no rules for the colors – they are bright, with wonderful patterns and markings that make it fun for any age to bring out their creativity. There is a multitude of coloring books that are available at book and retail stores, as well as pages that can be found on the internet and printed for the kids to color. Preschoolers – Since preschoolers love to color different things as much as older children, there are several websites that cater to this age with very simple patterns of butterflies. These are large designs that are easy for the youngest toddlers to color. These can be found on the internet and are available in PDF formats that can be downloaded and printed from either PCs or Mac computers.
Another advantage of coloring pages is that they provide your child with the chance to strengthen their hand eye coordination, as they learn to color in the lines. This skill will develop gradually as they go from struggling to stay inside the lines, to perfecting this fine motor activity. The last benefit I would like to discuss, actually consists of two advantages. Coloring allows your child’s creativity to blossom, but it also provides insight into a child’s emotions, and often child psychologists will utilize this tool to learn more about a child’s feelings or frame of mind at a particular time. This is another great benefit of coloring for children, it can help you to understand how exactly your child feels at any given time.
There are so many online printable coloring pages that you can have a blast offering them to your children. Perhaps you don't have children of your own but you often have friends and family that come over with their young ones. You don't want the kids to be bored at your house. Allow them to pick some coloring sheets that you can print for them. Have crayons and other supplies on hand for them and they will feel very welcome in your home. Today most homes have a printer on hand and that makes it fast and easy to use online printable coloring pages. They don't take much ink either so you can find the value is there all the way around. If you don't have a printer at home you can often use those at the local library to print the coloring pages for a very small fee.