Hasbro initially hired Faust to create a pitch bible for the show, allowing her to get additional help with conceptualization. Faust said she was “extremely skeptical” about taking the job at first because she had always found shows based on girls’ toys to be boring and unrelatable. She was disappointed that what she thought of the toys at the time was nothing like the animated shows, in which the characters, according to her, “had endless tea parties, giggled over nothing and defeated villains by either sharing with them or crying”. With the chance to work on My Little Pony, one of her favorite childhood toys, she hoped to prove that “cartoons for girls don’t have to be a puddle of smooshy, cutesy-wootsy, goody-two-shoeness”. To do this, she incorporated many elements into the show that subverted stereotypes of girls, such as diverse personalities, character flaws and personality disorders, the message that friends can be different and can get into arguments but still be friends, and the idea that girls should not be limited by what others say they can or can not do. Elements of the characters’ personalities and the show’s settings were based on her own childhood imagination of the ponies’ adventures, in part inspired by the animated shows that her brothers would watch while growing up, such as Transformers and G. I. Joe. Faust still aimed for the characters to be “relatable” characters, using stereotypical “icons of girliness” to broaden the appeal of the characters for the young female audience.
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.
There is no doubt that visual learning plays a key role when it comes to children's learning and creation. In fact , visual teachings are commonly regarded as one of the most important factors that add a lot to a infant's early growth and development. For the records, children are easily determined by what they see, contact, feel and participate more than just the actual hear. Visuals help them sustain and remember lessons taught. In addition, it takes care of verbal miscommunication and also creates and retains their very own interest in a particular lesson. It is usually said that humans, especially children tend to remember 10% of what they hear, 50% of what they see, and 80% of what they see is to do. This underlines the importance of visual aids in learning and development of kids.
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.
It's hard nowadays to find ways to get your kids, especially boys to sit down and work on something. Harder still to find something you can do with them and really take part in and contribute to. This is a fantastic thing you can do today to bond with your son and I really recommend it. Oh and it doesn't hurt that its really cheap to do!