What do you Feel?

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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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What do you Feel?


With this activity, your children are going to be using their sense of feel to figure out
what different objects are when they are blindfolded. You can create different themes to
play this game (items from nature or the kitchen) or mix things up for a game that is a bit
harder.

All you need for this activity is a blindfold and many different objects that are different
shapes, sizes and textures. The children have to wear the blindfold and try and guess
what they are holding by touch alone.

Examples of items to use from nature:

* Pinecones
* Moss
* Flower (all different kinds)
* Blades of grass
* Leaf
* Stones
* Dandelion seeds

Examples of items to use from the kitchen:

* Sponges or washcloths
* Potato or other textured vegetable
* Pineapple or other piece of fruit that won’t be damaged easily
* Soap in a container, have a cloth handy to wipe their hands with afterwards
* Measuring spoons

You can set-up different stations for the children to go to or having everything laid out on
one table. A variation on this activity is to use the sense of smell instead of touch. Still
use the blind fold but use items that have a distinct odor to see if the children can guess
what the item is. Spices such as cinnamon and pepper are easy to identify.

You can set up different tables where different senses have to be used at each table. A
touching table, a smelling table, and a tasting table. The tasting table can be fun, but if
you are playing with children that are not your own make sure you are aware of any
allergies that they may have. Also, don’t put anything out that a child strongly dislikes it
will prevent them from wanting to play the game again.

 

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.



Become a Summer Tourist

There are many activities in or around your city that you probably know all the tourists go to, but when was the last time you went? Just because you have been there many
times before along with your children doesn’t mean they wouldn’t love to go again (and again and again).

Take a few days during the summer break to visit attractions and destinations that you haven’t been to in awhile. If you know that the place is going to be crowded on the
weekend or in the afternoons go on a weekday morning. The added benefit of being a local and going to a tourist destination is that you know the ins and outs and the tricks to
get the most out of your day. Become a Summer Tourist


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