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Fun Under The Sun: Solar Playtime Activities

>> Apr 22, 2017

There is no doubt that there is a lot of sun in the Philippines. Solar panel prices are becoming affordable enough to be used by more people other than large companies seeking to cut costs. But aside from harnessing the power of the sun to help reduce our carbon footprint, how else can we show our children just what our sun can do other than shine his best and hottest for us in the summer?  
It’s April and summer has already started. The days will be long and nights short. The sun will stay with us and shine longer, brighter, and hotter for a few months while the children are on holiday from school. Aside from melting crayons, here are some more fun experiments to do with your children under the sun to help them learn more about how the sun helps us not just by shining on our plants, but also the energy we gather from him.
Solar Oven

Sure it’s going to take you a while to actually cook something in this, but it’s still a fun experiment. You will need:
·         A cardboard pizza box
·         Tin foil
·         Black construction paper
·         Heat safe cling wrap
·         Paper plate
·         Tortillas
·         Shredded cheese

First, tape your black construction paper onto the cardboard box. Darker colors absorb more heat. Over the black construction paper, tape the tin foil which will reflect the sun’s heat on the bottom and sides of the box, and on the inside of the flap.

Some people use hotdogs for this, but we’ll use cheese because that’s easier to melt. Place your tortillas on a paper plate and top them with some shredded cheese before wrapping the entire plate with cling wrap. Place the plate in the oven and set it somewhere sunny.

Prop up the cover with a ruler or something to keep it up so that it can reflect the heat into the oven. Let your children check out how long it takes the cheese to melt and write it down, and maybe if you made two ovens, you can compare the data they’ve collected.

When the cheese is melted, eat! This is a way for you to teach children about the heat of the sun and what it can do not just to cheese, but to everyday objects, plants, and even the skin and eyes.

Light Box

Who doesn’t find light interesting? This experiment will help your children understand how light works better, but they also get a ton of fun decorating their light box. You will need:
·         A large cardboard box
·         Clear water bottles
·         Scissors
·         Duct tape or similar
·         Tin foil
·         Cutter

And some more optional materials:
·         Paint and paint brushes, other coloring materials
·         Food coloring

Before you can get to work on your sun powered lights, you can let your children decorate the box first. You can use paint and paint brushes, or glue and a ton of colored construction paper. Be sure to supervise the children when using sharp objects such as scissors.

Fill your clear water bottles with clean water. You can even put some food coloring in some of them to get different colored lights. Tape the open edges of the cardboard box together, then trace holes on where you want your bottles to fit. When that’s done, place some tin foil over the holes and punch out the foil that’s over the holes. This will help reflect more light into the bottles.

On the side of the box, cut out a viewing window using the cutter. Cut a small window for the eyes so it stays somewhat dark inside the box. 

When you’re done, experiment with different colored bottles, and enjoy the light show! This is a good way to teach your child about how light can spread out from refraction.

What else other summer activities do you have planned for your kids? Learning doesn’t stop just because they’re on summer holiday.

About the author:
Laurel Santos may be a 24 year old adult but at her core she is just a little girl full of wonder. She lives in the city and works as a freelance photographer in the Philippines. She manages a small pet shop inside her village. She has a big heart for animals, especially stray dogs. She is an avid traveler because she believes that life is not lived within the borders of your own home.  Despite her busy schedule she always finds time to do one thing that she is very passionate about and that is writing.


A Few Kid-Friendly Wedding Favor Ideas

>> Apr 20, 2017

If you are having kids at your wedding it can’t hurt to have wedding favors on hand for them. There are certain items that are always a hit in kids’ wedding favors.

Every kid loves candy, so if you include it in their wedding favor your youngest guests will be happy and content. Lollipops in your wedding colors are a great choice, as are chocolate bars. Even though white is the bride’s official color on her wedding day, most kids are turned off by white chocolate. Your best bet is to use milk chocolate candy bars in your wedding favors. It’s a win, win for them and you can get candy bar wrappers customized with your names and your wedding date.

Another creative way to give out candy during your wedding is to use it in your table centerpieces. A clear vase is the perfect item to hold lollipops, licorice and other candy. This helps you save time and money because your centerpieces can be turned into wedding favors.

When sticky candy does not sound like an appealing addition to your wedding day, consider providing a sundae buffet that kids will love. All you need is a few flavors of ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate syrup, sprinkles, cherries and other sweets and you’ll have a fully stocked sundae bar that will keep kids occupied and free the wedding cake up for the adult guests.

Games serve as a great kid friendly wedding favor because they give bored or antsy kids something to do. All you have to do is put a game, or games, in each wedding favor bag. Travel sized board games are a great choice because they are small enough to fit and easy for kids to play on the spot. Each kid’s wedding favor bag should have a different game in it.

For an even better way to keep kids occupied during your wedding, designate an out of the way table at the reception and turn it into an art table. Coloring books and crayons can be laid out on the table for kids to enjoy. Craft paper can be used to cover the table linens so they don’t get crayon residue on them. You can also provide colored pencils, markers, stickers, stamps and more, to give kids options for creating a piece of art work they can be proud of.

If the kids are a little bit older and you have a few volunteer adults to supervise, you will have a few more options. You can orchestrate large outdoor games like playing tag or you can even hand out sparklers to use at your wedding reception. Of course, you need to make sure the kids are all staying safe, but with proper supervision the older kids can get away with a little bit more. For added safety, you should always use 36 inch wedding sparklers for kids because they can hold the end that is burning away from their bodies. If you’d prefer that the kids don’t hold their sparklers in their hands, you can also stick them in the ground while they burn.

Props are something that most kids find entertaining; especially little girls that love to play dress up. Wigs, hats and sunglasses will allow the kids at your wedding to create a temporary identity for themselves. Other props you can provide include fake microphones, flags, whistles, jewelry and more. Kites and pinwheels are the perfect wedding favor to entertain kids at an outdoor wedding.

These are just a few of the kid friendly favors you can have at your wedding. You have many options for creating wedding favors that will be a big hit with your youngest guests from wedding sparklers to funny props, and they will make your day more fun and memorable.


Home Food Delivery Services For Elderly and Disabled People

>> Apr 19, 2017

As we age, our nutritional requirements changes. In order to balance our food consumption to ensure optimum health, what we eat must make up for our changing metabolism. This can sometimes be problematic for some; as not everybody can prepare healthy and nutritious food. Home food delivery services make it much easier to eat healthily. OTR Meals deliver freshly prepared meals made with fresh, Non-GMO ingredients, no salt or refined-sugar added!
Persons with special medical conditions, those who are bedridden or disabled can enjoy the privilege of having prepared meals brought right to their doorstep. There are a number of services that takes care of individual nutritional needs. It is also very convenient for people who do not have the opportunity to prepare their own meals.

Most companies offer a rich menu that would attract just about anybody. They are fully cooked unless otherwise indicated, and stored in the freezer until they are ready to be used. All the customer needs to do is warm it in a microwave. Sometimes beverages and desserts are included.

This makes eating healthy very valuable precisely for those who are on special diets and cannot eat normal meals. The services provide personalized menus to cater to just about any dietary concern. Some even go as far as consulting the nutritionist to ensure that the dish is exactly as prescribed.

Nutritionists play a vital role in deciding what type of meal is proper for a certain condition. Some nutritionists actually run these kinds of services as part of their practices. They are professionals; they are the ones to decide what type of diet a person may be restricted to.

The process for finding these services is generally straightforward and easy. Phone directories have these listed in the yellow pages. The person in need of deliveries can get in touch with these companies and enquire about their service. The internet is also a good resource centre should you need any detail about these services.

The moment you identify the company you find comfortable, the next thing you need to do is to browse through their menu and pick whatever appeals to you. Some places will offer discounted prices if you order for a month worth of delivery. This is only applicable if the customer has enough room to preserve them in the freezer. Depending on the delivery time, the person who is ordering will have a healthy and fresh meal in a matter of minutes. This reduces the worry for the client and their families. They would not have to be bothered about them not eating.

Some people may feel that this kind of service may be too expensive for them to afford. However, home food delivery is highly economical and affordable, and can even save the client a lot of money in the long term. Considering the effect of meals that do not help the plight of those that require a special diet, the cash spent on the right food is a smart investment.


Several cool benefits of car air mattresses

>> Apr 17, 2017

Each home needs Guest Beds and Air Mattresses have many points of interest than different sorts of Guest Beds. Regardless of whether you have an extensive house or not, there will come a period when you have to oblige individuals in your home.

There are many sorts of Guest Beds accessible in the market. One question you need to ask yourself while picking a Guest Bed is - would it be able to be put away when not being used? That is a question where car Air Beds can be replied with a major yes.

You'll never know when Guests go to your home to remain for the night or relatives desiring a get-away. Giving them a Bed to rest is an exceptionally friendly and charitable method for pleasing your Guest. A few Guests however will gladly rest in the couch.

You ought to have the capacity to set up your Guest Bed effortlessly and that is likewise one thing that Air Mattress Beds sparkle. You should simply open the capacity sack, spread the Air Mattress, plug the electric Air pump to the divider outlet, and embed the Air valve to the Air Mattress and power reporting in real time pump. It for the most part pauses for a moment or two to blow up a standard measured Mattress.

There you are, possibly not 5 minutes has passed. You can lay it on the floor and you should simply give a Bed blanket. It truly is a practically moment Bed. Your Guest will thank you for it due to the solace that Air Mattress Bed gives.
Here are numerous profundities of car Air Beds you can look over. There are those with fewer than 2 crawls inside and out (considered outdoors tangles) and there are thicker ones which can reach up to 2 feet. Pick whatever is advantageous for you and how agreeable you need your Guest to be. The storage room should likewise be considered in picking the profundity and size of your Mattress.

Pick the Air Mattress Bed for your Guest that is intended to be carried anyplace. It accompanies a capacity sack so in case you're going on a smaller than normal outdoors trip, you could likewise bring along your Air Mattress. In this cause you additionally need to pick an Air pump that can acknowledge control from the cigarette lighter of your Car.

Pneumatic bed Beds can truly be extremely flexible. You can utilize it as a Guest Bed and you can likewise get it along your outdoors trip giving you a relaxing rest as your pleasant outdoors day closes.

Your body needs quality and agreeable rest to restore our drained bodies. Loads of repairing and mending happens when we rest. When we give ourselves and your Guests with the states of getting a decent night's rest, we allow our bodies to carry out its employment ideally.

Next time you purchase a Guest Bed, consider purchasing Air Mattress Beds and give your Guests a sound support. Your Guests are essential; to give them a chance to get a quality rest additionally makes you rest calmly realizing that you have given them the conditions to get the rest they require.


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