The series pilot episode “Once Upon a Princess”, premiered on November 18, 2012, on Disney Channel, featuring a cameo from Cinderella. The 3 good fairies from Sleeping Beauty were also introduced as teachers. The series itself premiered on January 11, 2013, on Disney Channel during its Disney Junior block. Disney Junior renewed Sofia the First for a second season on March 5, 2013, and then the series was renewed for a third season on January 8, 2014. The show’s second double-length episode, The Floating Palace, aired on November 24, 2013, with an appearance from Ariel. The third double-length episode, The Curse of Princess Ivy, aired on November 23, 2014, featuring Rapunzel. On April 14, 2015, the series was renewed for a fourth season by Disney Junior. Gerber clarified in December 2016 that it would begin in spring 2017 and have 24 22-minute episodes plus 2 60-minute specials.
A well-categorized coloring site is a great resource for teachers and parents, as well as for kids themselves. And the best sites have preformatted the pictures for easy printing. My favorite coloring site features two different kinds of coloring. First, there's the click-to-color pages, where very young children click on the color they want, then click on the part of the picture where they want to apply the color. This site features some 140 animals images that can be colored in this manner.
Why Children`s Coloring Pages are Important: Today`s children still love coloring just as much as the Old People used to when they were children. In addition to this fact, it`s now known that coloring is a wondrous pre-reading activity which helps children develop the hand-eye coordination they`ll need for learning how to write. Parents who encourage the use of children`s coloring pages are also encouraging an array of other development skills including decision making, patience, persistence, and creativity.
Creative use of imagination is encouraged by this free pastime. Why not ask your little one to elaborate on what is happening in the scene or to add characters to the background? By engaging your kids like this you are teaching them to use their imagination, creativity and firing up their brains to better understand the world around them.
Coloring books are where most kids start to develop their artistic dexterity. They are available relatively cheap, they are often related to cartoon characters or objects familiar to very young children. They provide guidelines for children who are learning to control their hand movements by "coloring inside the lines".