On a flat Earth, an omnidirectional Sun (emitting light in all directions, as it does) would illuminate the entire surface at the same time, and all places would experience sunrise and sunset at the horizon at the same time (with some small variations due to mountains and valleys). With a spherical Earth, half the planet is in daylight at any given time (the hemisphere facing the Sun) and the other half is experiencing nighttime. When a given location on the spherical Earth is in sunlight, its antipode – the location exactly on the opposite side of the Earth – is always experiencing nighttime. The spherical shape of the Earth causes the Sun to rise and set at different times in different places, and different locations get different amounts of sunlight each day.
Encouraging Creativity. By having your children take part in coloring activities such as online coloring or printable coloring sheets you are encouraging their creativity. Helping a child develop their imagination and creativity will help them learn to express themselves. Some children may have a difficult time expressing themselves but as they continue to be creative they will often start to open up more readily. Just like guided meditation, coloring allows us to switch off our brains from other thoughts and worries and focus only on the moment, helping to alleviate stress and anxiety. It can be particularly effective for people who aren't comfortable with more creatively expressive forms of art, like painting or writing. The participants who are more guarded find a lot of tranquility in coloring images. It feels safer for them and it creates containment around the coloring process. Coloring pages are also very popularly showing holiday ideas, pictures, and characters (such as Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny), as well as biblical images, animals, educational themes, storybook themes, scenes in nature, and long retired cartoons. Even rudimentary objects have been changed over into coloring page format, like food, buildings and planes.
At initial stage may be a whacky affair for some kids but eventually they tend to expertise it. They understand the importance of filling true and natural colors at right places. So whether it is coloring papers of Spiderman or their favorite cartoon characters, it is a real fun loving activity for kids. Coloring pages are also a fantastic way to engage the busy hands and minds of your fidgety kids on vacation trips in the car or by plane. You don't need to scratch your head over the children's entertainment during the rainy days or how to distract them at the doctor's waiting rooms. There really is no excuse for your children to be bored during the winter months. With the advent of the Internet parents have more resources at the tip of the fingers than ever before. Make sure to monitor the younger children's Internet usage as you search for activities for them to engage in. If you are at a loss of where to start why not do a search for winter coloring pages and let them put their artistic talents to good use. Check around at your local cheap shop for a 100 to 150 page coloring activity book and then carefully tear out the pages or cut them out. You will then see that this will give you one page with two pictures on it front and back. Get your child to pick through the pictures until they find one that they want to color in and let them go to it. When they have finished that picture turn it over and get them to color in the other side of the picture. This will keep them entertained for ages if they are tempted to just color one color then encourage them to make it more colorful because you something special planned for their picture once they have finished but they need to make it colorful.
Arts and soccer can combine, now that there so many sites in the internet that can provide you soccer drawings. You can find your favorite character in the internet. For example your favorite soccer players, soccer team, cartoon characters, soccer signs or symbols, flags and logos. And parents download some of their child's favorite soccer characters or icons in white background and in black ink. Then their children put some colors on it. Kids are excitingly put some colors on it specially those kids who love soccer. Another idea is to take the cut out characters and add them into a new scene of your making. Get a bigger blank piece of paper and stick them in to make an action packed scene, or as my youngest calls it, "A Party!". Her beauty, her courage to face the real world and her skills that she discovers as the time passes by, will be new elements added to what your children will enjoy from this character. You will also find very large Pooh The Bear coloring books out there. They are huge - and look like very large books. Your child will find it takes hours and hours to complete just one page. You can even color it with them as a great activity for you to spend some relaxing time with them where you can both have a great time. If you need some coloring pages in a hurry go online. You can print out a few single pages so that you don't have to go to the store to get a coloring book.