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Most of us probably think of the playground as a place where our kids go to get wild and expend some of their seemingly endless energy.
But guess what? Playgrounds can be so much more than just that. Studies have shown that playgrounds are vital to the development of a child’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical development, and also of course, their creativity and imagination.
A good play space should have areas for all sorts of play - active, quiet, social, imaginative, and natural play and it should allow children to use their own initiative to explore possibilities and to take chances. Building a playground that meets all these needs is indeed not child’s play!
One playground in Singapore which has been designed to encourage developmental play is the Kidz Amaze Indoor Playground at SAFRA Toa Payoh.
Launched in 2012, the playground is 1180 square meters and is the second Kidz Amaze playground after the one at SAFRA Jurong. Designed by early childhood experts, the playground caters to children from 18 months onwards, and even has specific infant and toddler play zones.
Kidz Amaze is an indoor playground which makes it a perfect activity even when the weather is hot or wet. One of the first things you will notice when you arrive is the very spacious and cosy resting area for parents. This room comes equipped with television sets, reading materials and a water dispenser, ideal for parents who just want to relax while their children play. There is even a baby care room with a private nursing cubicle for those with infants. Friendly “Playground Rangers” are also stationed in the playground and readily available to guide children around so that parents can rest assured while their kids play to their hearts’ content.
The many different features at Kidz Amaze will keep your kids entertained for hours. There are foam ball shooters for the children to go crazy over. A machine sucks all the foam balls up to a basket on the second level which will empty itself every now and then, creating a rain of foam balls to the delight of your kids.
For parents who want to be a part of the fun, there is a unique scavenger hunt attraction where kids and their parents can play together and explore the 3 custom-themed zones in the playground - The Cave, Tree tops and The City. Here young and old alike can search for puzzle pieces that provide players with educational information about the world we live in.
The most prominent and exciting features for most children in the playground are the three-story tall slides that can be found at The City zone. These promise an unforgettable thrill that will make your child scale the slides over and over again.
Kidz Amaze also hosts events for special occasions such as birthdays at packaged rates. However, with the popularity of the playground and the SAFRA clubhouse itself (the club has an average of 100,000 visitors each month), booking your event in advance is a good idea.
The size of the playground, the facilities and the thought that has gone into designing an interactive and developmental space for kids, makes Kidz Amaze really stand out as a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
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