Kids love to bowl, being allowed to roll a ball to towards a target and knock it
down takes skill and is fun to do. You can take a trip to the local bowling
alley or try these variations of the game that can be played at home - inside or
outside the house.
If you have ten plastic soda bottles in your recycling box, fill the bottom with
a small amount of sand or small pebbles. Put in just enough that they will
stand sturdily on their own but not too much that they are hard to knock over.
And any ball that you have will do, the larger the ball the easier the game is
to play. Soccer balls and beach balls are ideal but if you really want to make
it difficult you can use a baseball too.
Try to bowl on your kitchen table using a balloon as the ball and something very
light as the pins (such as building blocks). Instead of rolling the balloon try
and blow it hard enough to move across the table and knock down the blocks.
For a version all kids will get a kick out of use yourself as a bowling ball.
Somersault towards the targets (plastic pins you can buy at the store or the
homemade version with pop bottles) and try to knock down as many as you can.
Kids will think that this is hilarious, especially if mom and dad give it a try
If you do go to the bowling alley to play a game, ask them to put up the bumpers
for the kids. These are inflatable sections that fit into the gutters so the
children do not get a gutter ball. They will cut down on frustration for the
younger and new bowlers.
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.