Making Summer Fun and Enjoyable For Children

April 15th, 2010

Well, yes. There is definitely something about summertime that makes it exciting to all young people. Not only are they freed from the bondage of numerous assignments, quizzes, and class recitations — they also find time, plenty of it actually, to play and just be themselves!

Somehow in this fast-paced, money-dominated culture of ours, expectations about the role of children in the family and society also have started to change. Many children have lost touch with what its like to be a kid in exchange for food to feed their hungry mouth. Many are denied the chance¬† to bathe under the summer heat, to visit relatives, to do picnics so they can help mother and father earn a living. Sadly, poverty had long blurred many young people’s concept of summer.

I am a mother and as such, I want my children to live a normal life. So I let them be. Besides they are responsible kids as far as school work  is concerned. In the same manner, I believe they have to be guided about the things that will make them learn and be happy at the same time. Today for instance, I suggested an activity for them not to get bored. Origami making! Faith and Elmo, judging by the way they spent the whole day, had a great time. Here are a few of their origami art pieces.

Berry wearing an origami samurai hat & shuriken

Berry wearing an origami samurai hat & shuriken

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origami chair

origami piano

origami piano

origami tote bag

origami tote bag

lady bugs

lady bugs

double star

double star

fortune teller

fortune teller

lotus flower

lotus flower

puppy

puppy

polar bear

polar bear

mouse

mouse

elephant

elephant

Faith busy doing her origami art pieces

Faith busy doing her origami art pieces

One Response to “Making Summer Fun and Enjoyable For Children”

  1. hanz Says:

    wow! galeng! di pa kaya ng mga anak ko yan.. yun hayan ko muna sila sulatan yung pader namin using crayons;D

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