Girl coloring pages
A girl is a female child. She is a female human who is not yet matured, although female teenagers may also be called â€œgirlsâ€. Sometimes older people still refer to grown up women as â€œgirlsâ€, especially in expressions such as â€œa night out with the girlsâ€.
Little girls still have the body of a child. It is not until they reach puberty (perhaps around age 11 to 13) that their bodies start to mature and they become a woman.
.The word â€œgirlâ€ was used a long time ago by some people called Anglo Saxons.
The opposite of a girl is a boy. A boy is a male child who will grow into a man.
The way girls are brought up will be vary a lot between different cultures. In Western cultures a girl traditionally wears a dress or skirt. However, many girls wear trousers (pants) these days, like boys, especially when dressed informally. Girls often grow their hair longer than boys, although this can vary a lot according to quickly changing fashions.
Traditionally girls play with dolls a lot. They are also more interested in clothes than boys, and they like dressing up and making up. Boys often prefer rough games and enjoy playing with mechanical things such as toy cars and trains. People today have long discussions about whether this is because they are born like that, or because that is the way society expects them to behave.
The traditional colour for a girl is pink. For boys it is blue. When a baby is born in a hospital it usually gets a pink or blue tag on its wrist or ankle, according to whether it is a girl or a boy.
Some names are girlsâ€™ names, others are boysâ€™ names. There are some names which can be for girls and boys (although they may be spelt differently, e.g. â€œJoâ€ for a girl and â€œJoeâ€ for a boy).
In some countries such as Britain â€œold girlâ€ means a grown up who used to be a pupil at a particular school (e.g. â€œShe is an old girl of Cransbury High Schoolâ€). Used in any other way â€œold girlâ€ sounds rude (unlike â€œold boyâ€ which always sounds friendly).