Itís a Circus
The idea of a circus can make a child’s eyes light up. If there isn’t one coming to your
town or city this summer help the kids put on one of their own. You can be the ring
master and invite over friends and family to watch the finished production.
Depending on how many children are participating some kids may have to perform in
more than one act. Find out what each child wants to be and try to find a way to include
all of their talents.
Older children may like to take on the challenge of learning how to juggle before the big
show. So now one gets hurt (including the audience) use tissues or kerchiefs for a
An acrobat can use a log or long piece of 2 X 4 to showcase their balancing skills as they
cross the high wire – with no net. This might be a popular one, let all the practicing
If your family owns a well-trained dog, recruit the family pet to be a lion and have one of
the kids be a lion-tamer. If there are no animals to use for this, convince one of the
children that they can be the lion. You can’t have a circus without a lion and a lion
Another popular act at the circus is the clowns. Let your clowns dress up and create their
act by themselves so it is a surprise for everyone. As the ringmaster, try and be as
authentic as possible and introduce each performer as grandiosely as possible. You will
know you are doing a good job by the number of giggle you elicit as you announce the
children’s names. Don’t forget the popcorn and peanuts for the audience to munch on as
they watch the show.
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.