Francesca Hawkins March 13, 2021 Color by Number
This is my first time here in the states. And, I cant tell you how impressed I am with the stores, restaurants and cities that I have visited over the past five months. I was born and raised in Australia, and I can tell you that we have none of the conveniences that many Americans take for granted. For instance, I have been using a desktop inkjet printer for almost 5 years now. And, the cost per print, let alone if the ink cartridge dries up, is just outrageous. I spend almost $200 every month to have the "joy" or "privilege" of receiving documents out of my computer. But, now thanks to my old boss I am going home with a brand new desktop color laser printer. There were many laser printers to choose from and the initial price points run from a low of $150 to a high in the neighborhood of $3,500. What differentiates these color laser printers is the total cost of ownership. (initial price, copies per duty cycle and expected duty cycle for a set of ink or toner) What you will find, in almost all cases, is that the desktop color laser printer near the bottom end of the price range has a much higher total cost of ownership than the printer that enters near the top of the price scale. I dont mind paying for quality if I can save money (buying multiple printers, ink, etc.) over the long haul so I chose the Hewlett Packard CP4025dn because I wanted a medium to high duty cycle with the lowest cost of ownership. Using a total cost of ownership tool I was able to compare all of the top name brand desktop color printers on the full range of total cost of ownership.
Is it my imagination, or are parents emphasizing to their young children the preacademic concepts of color names, numbers, and letters of the alphabet much more often and much earlier than any previous generation of parents? Is our society causing us to believe that we are bad parents if our children dont know these things as early as possible? In my view there really are many more interesting things for parents to talk about with very young children, and no doubt our children would benefit if they did. "Force feeding" academic related concepts before a child is developmentally ready can lead to frustration and may cause stress and avoidance or reluctance to learn such concepts. Young children need to learn and deserve to learn a variety of other important early concepts through their own exploratory play and observation.
Coloring can also be used as a great reward for a job well done. Most preschoolers love to color because it gives them a chance to control something and to express themselves. If you have had a particularly long lesson on numbers or letters reward the students by allowing them to color their favorite animals. Soon you will find that the children will ask to color when they have done a good job with something. Encourage the creative side of preschoolers by allowing them to color in whatever fashion they choose. Coloring gives kids a chance to express their personalities and fears. You might also encourage a budding artist by allowing for more coloring time. If a child seems to show a love for coloring support their interest. Help them to see that there is a positive link between coloring, working, and producing something beautiful.
The Color Psychology of Purple If you are a populist candidate or otherwise want to come across as connected with the people of the district, this is a color to avoid as it indicates royalty and wealth. On the other hand, purple also indicates wisdom and spirituality. In a particularly religious district or one with a high population of academics, this color would work psychologically particularly if there are strong lower-case r republican leaning or a significant number of elitist voters. The Color Psychology of Brown Brown is a natural color and it gives people a sense of strength and reliability. While it doesnt convey authority as strong as black, browns connection to nature and reliability are important for some campaigns. It is both a good alternative to black as a text color but is also a good choice for a background color. Brown isnt often used in campaign materials and using it on a political lawn sign is a good opportunity to stand out from other yard signs while conveying a sense of strength and reliability.
Coloring pages have been around for many years, but with the ever-evolving technology that we are all so in awe of, it is the high-tech games and toys that generally catch the attention of parents, while the advantages that coloring pages have to offer very young or even elementary age children, are ignored. It would be quite beneficial for parents to understand that coloring pages provide a great number of learning opportunities for their children, and these lessons are conveyed in a fundamental way that children can grasp. And this incredible opportunity is available at no cost to you, as these pages can be freely printed from a number of online sites. So now you neednt worry about the cost of the latest expensive educational gadget, as you only need to supply the ink for your printer and you will be able to take advantage of all that coloring pages provide for your child.
Nearly everyone knows what the game of roulette is. Anyone who has been in a casino has seen the roulette wheel at least once or twice. It is a very entertaining and rudimentary game, which is based solely on chance. It is believed that roulette was invented around the 18th century in France. Many people claim that the idea began when an inventor by the name of Blaise Pascal was attempting to create a perpetual motion machine. Subsequently, what was created was a roulette wheel. There are many English games that bear resemblance to roulette, which include the Ace of Hearts, Reiner, and roly-poly. The famous roulette game evolved from what it started out as in the 17th century, and subsequently developed a standardized set of rules in Paris in the year 1796. These rules were explicitly described in a novel that was written by Jaques Lablee, which described in extraordinary detail the layout for betting, the colors, the number of arrangements, and much more. This was very attractive to many gamers of the time as well as people who were not previously interested in casino games, but were drawn to the game of roulette after reading this book.