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Summertime, kids, and picnics are meant to go together. Having a picnic doesn’t have to be reserved
for a day out at the beach or park. Kids love to eat outside, especially if it means they
don’t have to stop playing to come inside and get cleaned up.

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Join a Sports Team


Kids love to play with other kids. Joining a sports team will give them the opportunity to
play with other kids, learn the rules of a sport, and have some structured play time. All of
this while giving mom and dad a break.

There are sports camps and teams that children can join when they are as young as three
years old. The age and type of sport they join will dictate the time commitment needed
and the cost.

Have a discussion with your older children about what kind of sports they are interested
in and what is available. Find out if they want to play on a team or if they would prefer
to play a game that they are on their own.

Summer sports played in teams:

* Baseball
* Soccer
* Lacrosse

Summer sports played individually or in pairs:

* Tennis
* Swimming
* Track and Field
* Golf

Being active and having fun should be the goal of any sport your child chooses. Make
them give it a chance but if they aren’t having fun try and find something where they
will.

If joining a sports team is too expensive or the availability isn’t there, consider starting a
sports day or night in the neighborhood. Talk to some other parents and go to a local
park or a volunteer’s backyard to let the kids play. You can set-up official teams or be
more casual and let the kids have fun while learning the rules of the game. With this
option, you can choose a different for each week of the summer or rotate between a few
favorites.

Not all kids are into sports, so don’t push it. Some kids can be just as happy to come
along and be the cheerleaders, join them and think up some fun cheers to encourage all of
the players.

 

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

Climate types
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.

Humidity
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.



Put on a Play

Kids love to dress-up in costumes or other articles of clothing that aren’t their own. Instead of putting away the Halloween costumes each year, leave them out in a play chest to be used year round. Whether you have lots of Halloween costumes or old clothes that you don’t wear anymore instead of getting rid of them let your kids have them. You will be amazed and pleasantly surprised at the imaginative play that will result from playing dress-up. Encourage them to get dressed-up and to put on a play in their costumes. Invite the neighborhood kids over to participate or just watch the show. Put on a Play


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