While Sega was seeking a flagship series to compete with Nintendo’s Mario series, several character designs were submitted by its research and development department. Many results came forth from their experiments with character design, including an armadillo (who was later developed into Mighty the Armadillo), a dog, a Theodore Roosevelt look-alike in pajamas (who would later be the basis of Dr. Robotnik/Eggman’s design), and a rabbit (who would use its extendable ears to collect objects, an aspect later incorporated in Ristar). Naoto Ohshima took some of these internal designs with him on a trip to New York City and sought feedback by asking random passersby at Central Park their opinions; of the designs, the spiky teal hedgehog, initially codenamed “Mr. Needlemouse”, led this informal poll, followed by Eggman and the dog character. Ohshima felt that people selected it because it “transcends race and gender and things like that”. On return to Japan, Ohshima pitched this to the department, and the hedgehog was ultimately selected as the new mascot.
And more often than not children want to watch TV or play games on the computer whenever there seems to be nothing else to do. Think about this, how often do you see children running around while playing outside? These days the answer is seldom to never are children playing outside. And there are many reasons for this too, it's often times just too dangerous for kids to play outside unattended. Believe it or not, there is now a way for children to create their very own iron-on transfers with some new technology that has been developed. The Magic Color Page is transfer paper that has been specially developed for kids. They can draw on this transfer paper just as if they were creating their own picture in a coloring book.
Both of these coloring styles are a way for children to communicate valuable information to a parent. You may learn that the first little girl is careful and clean about everything she does and you may recognize a competitive spark in the second child. If you pay attention, there will be many other unspoken communications with a young child just by coloring with them! As children grow older they will start opening up and talking more as you color with them. Parents who just hand out coloring pages for kids and go off to do other things are missing a valuable bonding opportunity. Most children will start to talk more openly once they are distracted with something to color. Coloring is a great time to ask your children about their day or to bring up topics which may be bothering them but they are hesitant to talk about at other times. When the children are locked at home because rainy days or rough weather, they can be usefully engaged in some creative work through coloring pages. This is surely a fun-filled activity for children of different ages. The kids can express themselves in a very creative way in home or in classroom.
If you desire to, it can be capital fun to hold a Halloween coloring competition. If you own a local business, this is a capital way to add a little flair to the Halloween season in your front office or under your cash register. Just print the Halloween colouring page and make lots of of replicates; then, let your tiniest clients color them and return them. Judge the finest one a week or so ahead of Halloween and give out whatever award you want. Halloween coloring pages are a neat way for teachers to embellish the classroom or hallways, too. Kids love to find their work displayed for all to see, and the coloring pages can serve as decorations, too. So, give your students some time to make Halloween magic with crayons and provide them some Halloween coloring pages to put their creativity aflame.
You may find that you have outgrown crayons and want to color using something with a different texture and a different feel. Pencil crayons and felt pens are an affordable alternative. But you may want to spend a bit of extra money and try colored pencils, Conte Crayons, oil pastels, pastels or watercolor pencils.