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Cautionary Tales For Children
Wonderful witty poems great for reading to your children. The stories and rhymes will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

Research has shown how important YOU are to your children and how as a dad the things you do, and keep on doing, really count, whether you live with them, or you are a single dad and are only able see them once a month, once a week or more, what you do really matters. This site is dedicated to all dads but will be of special relevance to the single dad. Remember, you are half the reason your children exist and they need you whether you live with them or not. As their dad, you have what it takes to make their lives successful and fulfilling no matter how often you see them. This site is about all the positive things that we as parents have to offer our children.
Human Chimera
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Draw over and colour in three weird and wonderful Human Chimera and make your own greetings cards

Three Human Chimera make-your-own cards
Three Special Edition Image Plates just recently released from the Barons' Mythological Archives.

Dragonry illustrated letter I have never travelled far without my camera. These days, digital cameras are cheap and quick to use, but there is still a great deal to be said for training oneís eye in the art of illustration. In my early years of adventuring, the science of photography was still in its infancy. Expeditions that demanded the making of a photographic record, required that one took not only a camera, a mountain of unexposed plates, drums of chemicals and various pieces of developing paraphernalia, but a small crew to carry and operate the infernal contraption.
... When working in the field, I have found that it is often quicker to render a sketch of the subject in question, than it is to wait half an hour or more, while the photographer and his assistants blunder around setting up their equipment. Further, when drawing, one may make notes capturing thoughts and momentary insights by the side of the picture, which then serve well to jog the memory later. Even the act of sketching itself forces one to look in great detail at what one is drawing, the contemporaneous study of which often reveals features or aspects of the subject that might be missed had one merely taken a photograph.
... Of course it canít be denied that there is a great degree of skill required to capture the essence of a scene or creature by pen and ink alone. However, luckily it is a skill that can be learned and even perfected with diligent practice.
... So, it is with this thought in mind therefore, that I present to you, three simplified drawings taken from the Baronsí Mythological Library. Once you have downloaded the image plate of your choice, you can begin your studies in the art of illustration, by carefully colouring within the image. Note how the outlines are in a pale colour. Often inexperienced artists avoid the use black as an outline, which they find too dramatic and tends to give the picture a coarse and artificial appearance. When you draw, try using grey or other colours for your picture outlines; Iím sure you will be astonished at the improvement this makes to your creations.
... Once you have drawn in the image, in each case, by following the instructions therein, you will be able to make an elegant greetings card to impress and amaze your friends and family.

(Note: please be patient when downloading, and only download the format you need, the downloads are about 1Mb each)

Plate 7. Centaur

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Plate 8. Faun

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Plate 9. Mermaid

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Colouring & drawing

Nothing acts as a better window on, and the unhindered expression of, a child's inner most thoughts than their drawings. From a five year old's stick-men to angst-ridden teenage doodles, what you scribble, at any age, says a lot about you.

The skills involved in drawing and painting also help develop a whole range of creative, problem solving abilities in children; so encouraging your kids to draw and paint as much as possible has no downsides.
Dadcando is all about encouraging creativity in all walks of life and especially in that important bond between parents and their children. In this section you will find some lovely colouring and drawing projects, designed to be exciting and presented in a way to help your children develop their own drawing abilities.

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