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.
So, if you are in charge of some kids this year – whether they are your own youngsters, the friends of your children, or a schoolroom full of wee ones – you should not let the Halloween season pass by without giving them the opportunity to fill in some beautiful or scary or just plain fun Halloween colouring pages like Scooby Doo or Disney. You can do the old fashioned thing if you like and lead out to the discount store and buy a few Halloween colouring books, but with technology what it is, you don't truly even have to make that much effort to put the fun of coloring into your schoolroom or living room this Halloween.
The first coloring book, "The Little Folks' Paint Book" was published in 1879. Crayola introduced the crayon in 1903. And the average American child spends 28 minutes a day coloring and wears down about 730 crayons by the age of 10. Between parents and schools, roughly 2.5 billion crayons are purchased each year.
Online Disney coloring pages are a great way to keep your children pre-occupied, engaged and entertained. There are various websites which offer such coloring pages for free. These pages are a great effective way to make a child emotionally satisfied and busy. Here pictures of their favorite cartoon characters are downloaded from internet or bought from bookstores meant for kids. Internet holds a hub of cartoon characters loved by children like Disney, Pokemon, princess, Barbie etc. Disney also involves various characters like Winnie the pooh, mickey mouse, lion the king, finding the nemo etc.
Make your children's school work fun too, with the 'school fun' option. Your kids can make awards for their schoolwork with titles such as 'ravenous reader award' 'marvelous math award' 'handy helper award' or 'shining star award.' You can personalize the award with your child's name, the date he or she earned the award, and decorate the award with a border. Check out the 'checkers' game, where you can print the game board and game pieces, and spend some quality time playing a game that was popular since you were a kid. Disney coloring pages play sets are fun too. Your child can select a favorite character, click on it, and then make pinwheels or paper puppets with stars such as Sleeping Beauty, Mulan, Snow White, Toy Story 2, The Incredibles and Sleeping Beauty.