When it feels like your active tyke is about to destroy your house, or it’s simply too hot or rainy to play outside, consult this list of age-appropriate centres around SG.
With parts made in Sweden and assembled in SG, T-Play is the first augmented indoor playground introduced in HomeTeamNS’s (a non-profit association for police and civil defence national servicemen) Bukit Batok clubhouse. The 4,200- square-foot facility is open to the public, so kids can get to play on the trampolines and slides, and in the interactive centres and ball pits here. Price: From $16.
Treat your children to an engaging play session at Cool de Sac, where there are tree houses, ball pits, dress-up, video games and more activities for those running youngins. There’s also a large padded area for the little ones under 6 months old – even if they’ve yet to learn to walk. Price: from $12.80.
At Kaboodle, creativity and imagination is the name of the game. Release your little one into this space filled with fun foam blocks, noodles and balls to build his or her own imaginary playground. Kids’ll then be encouraged to demolish their creations and start afresh, again and again. Price: from $15.
Playing at this indoor “beach” means you won’t be surprised by what may be lurking underneath the sand, such as broken glass. You won’t have to worry about the weather either, because it’s air-conditioned! Price: from $20.
One of the best things about raising kids in tropical Singapore? You can enjoy sunshine and fresh air out-of-doors most days of the year. Add to that, the fact that SG has fab public parks, and it quickly seems essential to invest in some wheels for your LOs to get around. That’s where White & Black Trading comes in. This 10-year-old company, whose co-directors recently won a Longevity Award in The Finder’s Expatpreneur Awards 2018, has the Lion City’s sole distributorship for Micro scooters.
Why are these scooters so great? “The Swiss team at Micro developed its scooters with the consultation of paediatricians to ensure that they matched the key developmental ages of childhood growth,” explains White & Black Trading’s Justinna Pank. “As a consequence, the brand has revolutionised mobility for toddlers.” But, more importantly (particularly, for families on a budget), Micro scooters can “grow” with your child. So, if you buy, say, a Mini 2go deluxe plus ($225) for your 1-year-old, he or she could use it all the way up until the age of 5!
Text adapted from Young Parents / Additional reporting by Sara Lyle Bow
From The Finder Kids Vol. 24, October 2018
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