A Space of their Own
For studying, reading or just for some downtime create a space where your child can go
during the summer or after school starts to call their own. Let them help you create the
space so it has what they need and are comfortable there.
A desk for your child or a work table can be a place to do their homework, crafts, or keep
their collection. Communicate with your child what they would like to do in their work
space and try to incorporate as many elements as you can into their space.
A quiet space is ideal, whether it be in their room or maybe a corner of the home office.
But it should be away from the TV and other distractions like a telephone. Some things
you may want to consider adding or providing:
* Shelves for books
* Pencil/pen holder
* A cork board and/or whiteboard for posting assignments or keeping important
* A calendar for marking down events or due dates
* Comfortable chair
* A lamp or other adequate light source
Consider setting up an office or desk space for your child an investment in their future.
They will have a sense of pride over their desk and a place that isn’t cluttered or loud to
concentrate on their work.
As your child gets older, esthetics are going to become more and more important.
Understanding this will help down the road. Just like parents feel better when they have
things in their home that they like, a child needs the same sense of pride and ownership.
Chances are your child is going to need a computer to complete their homework as they
get older. If they have one of their own they don’t have to book computer time against
you or siblings. Another good investment.
The Climate of the Philippines is either tropical rainforest, tropical savanna or tropical monsoon, or humid subtropical (in higher-altitude areas) characterized by relatively high temperature, oppressive humidity and plenty of rainfall. There are two seasons in the country, the wet season and the dry season, based upon the amount of rainfall. This is dependent as well on your location in the country as some areas experience rain all throughout the year.
Based on temperature, the seven warmest months of the year are:
- from March to October; the winter monsoon brings cooler air
- from November to February
- May is the warmest month
- January, the coolest
There are four recognized climate types in the Philippines, and they are based on the distribution of rainfall (See the Philippine Climate Map). They are described as follows:
Type I. Two pronounced season: dry from November to April and wet during the rest of the year.
Type II. No dry season with a pronounced rainfall from November to January.
Type III. Seasons are not very pronounced, relatively dry from November to April, and wet during the rest of the year.
Type IV. Rainfall is more or less evenly distributed throughout the year.
Relative humidity is high in the Philippines. A high amount of moisture or vapor in the air makes hot temperatures feel hotter. This quantity of moisture is due to different factors - the extraordinary evaporation from the seas that surrounds the country on all sides, to the different prevailing winds in the different seasons of the year, and finally, to the abundant rains so common in a tropical country. The first may be considered as general causes of the great humidity, which is generally observed in all the islands throughout the year. The last two may influence the different degree of humidity for the different months of the year and for the different regions of the Archipelago.