Activities for All Ages
If you have children that are not very close in age or run a daycare with a wide range of
ages it can be tricky to plan activities that will engage everyone. But it is not impossible.
There are activities that can be planned that everyone can participate in at their own level
or ones where the older children can help the younger. Don’t despair about the age gap
or feel that you need to plan something different for everyone. Follow the tips below as a
guide or starting point to including everyone in your summertime activities.
Indoor or outdoor crafts are perfect for kids of all ages. Provide the materials and general
instructions and see the different masterpieces that will be created. When making crafts
keep in mind that the instructions are more of a starting point. Let kids use their
imagination to make it all their own. You will be pleased with the results when fewer
parameters are put on a child’s imagination when creating artwork or other hands-on
Old-fashioned games of hide-and-seek or tag are games that children of all ages will
enjoy. The added benefit of the physical activity will run of some of the abundant energy
children possess. By participating yourself you can fit in your own exercise for the day
Let older children help facilitate the summer activities that you plan. By engaging the
older children to help the younger they will feel a sense of responsibility and importance.
This is a summer activity in itself, teaching leadership to children will help in many
aspects of their lives.
When the situation warrants it, let the older and younger children do their own things.
But don’t feel that you can’t combine the activities too, it is easier for you and great for
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.