The library is a magical place to children, full of so many books, magazines, and movies
that they can take home to use and then bring back. But most libraries offer more to
children than just being able to take home books. A library is a community place with
many free events to participate in.
Check with your local library branch to find out when they have story time for children.
In some libraries there will be multiple times in a week some will specify that they are for
children of certain ages only. These are usually interactive story times with the children
participating or a puppet show might be put on to tell the story. If the time you want to
go is for younger children, have the older ones find a book of their own to read in a quiet
corner while their younger siblings enjoy the show.
Craft days or magic shows are both events that a library will host for children. These are
mostly done during spring and summer breaks. Some libraries require a pre-registration
to ensure they aren’t overbooked or the library doesn’t become too crowded. Try and get
a calendar of events from the librarian so you can be aware of what is coming up and
don’t miss out.
Reading clubs are available at the library for all ages including moms and dads. Set an
example and join one for the summer and let your children join one or start one of their
own. By seeing a parent read it can encourage children to pick up a book too.
Chess clubs or other organizations can be found at the library too. The library is utilized
by many different clubs as a meeting place. Find out what groups meet at your local
library and see if your children are interested in joining one for the summer.
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.