Summer Fun: Home Exhibits

Summer time is one of the best opportunities for kids to explore their talents. Some may want to exhibit their talents by creating a short program featuring their unique talents, be it singing, acting, reciting poems, playing yoyojam atmosphere or dancing. Others may want to organize an exhibit of their art works, paintings or any visual art they have produced. Origami exhibits are also a welcome sight! Another fun exhibit to make would be to put all the toys and create villages or towns. It would be sort of like a diorama.

Shows and exhibits are tough to organize but with the help of the parents, the children who join will learn organizational skills and become more confident in using their God given talents.

Summer Fun: Board Games

With the start of the summer vacation, many kids are spending their time in the house. Instead of playing electronic games or watching movies all day, it would be a good idea for them to use their creativity to invent their own board games. Allow them to play some board games like Monopoly, Game of Life or Cranium and you would be surprised at what kind of game they can come up with. They can just use some old art materials from the house and create their own games. They would need to create rules and come up with a scoring system as well.

Inventing their own game would give them ownership and inspire them to play with it more. Who knows, you might be able to unlock their potentials in game making?

Summer Fun: Learn to Cook or Bake

Summer vacation has officially started for many youth in the Philippines. It is during this time that music schools, arts and crafts programs and sports camps are very much in demand. But aside from the usual classes, there are several other options to choose from. We will be featuring different summer programs you can start with your kids this summer, without having to spend too much.

Learning how to cook or bake would be one of them. With the rise of many cooking shows, even the kids are now introduced to the art of cooking and baking. This is actually a good way to practice skills the kids have learned from school. Math skills, creativity and practice of common sense are being utilized in the different areas of preparation until the final dish is prepared.

When perfected, the kids can even start working on their entrepreneurial skills and sell their finished products to neighbors and relatives. We often see chocoately gift baskets for sale or baked products for sale during the summer season, and the kids get to use their marketing and sales abilities to promote their products.

Learning to cook or bake is an important life skill. Making it fun and entrepreneurial for the kids during summer is even better!

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Father of the Bride Movie

Father of the Bride is actually an old movie of Steve Martin. It is a comedy story of a father whose daughter is about to get married. I remember watching it while I was still in high school and I really enjoyed the movie. Aside from the laughter, I remembered how the father loved the daughter so much that it was hard to let her go. Now that I have my own daughter and son, one day, I would have to let them go and trust in their own decisions. Lessons I learned: Family values should be taught early on and spend as much time with your kids while they are young.

If you want to enjoy and watch something that doesn’t entail nudity or violence, this is a good movie to revisit.

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