Looking at our 2-year-old son play with his toys and running all around, my husband and I are amazed of the glee we see on his face. We observed a childlike concentration and focus in him as he quietly plays with his favorite cars. My husband asked me while observing our kid, “What is he thinking about? What goes on in his head when he plays?”
My hubby and I prefer him to play with his toys and run around rather than spending hours on gadgets like smartphones & tablets. We look for ways to get him to be active and release that toddler energy into play.
One day, my hubby discovered this indoor playground near our area, Explorer Kid in Downtown East Mall. He took Naj there in his off day to have a father & son bonding date. (I became a third-wheel in their father-son date when I followed them there after my work.)
There is a Mega Slide there for the big kids but our adventurous toddler wasn’t scared on going up and down the cushioned maze-like slides. I tried going with him several times. It was exhausting to keep up with the energy of our 2 year old, haha. I was sweating like crazy. It was a great exercise for me, haha.
There was also Ball Pool area. There is a bigger for the bigger kids and another for smaller ones. The bigger ball pool contains white plastic balls and there are lights below dancing with the music.
There is a spacious area for little ones where they can play inside wooden houses if they want to pretend that they are banker, petshop owner etc. They also have little animal rockers, a lot of cushioned blocks and a Tree slide.
Another free day for me, I took my 2 kids this time to Explorer Kid. I let Naj play in the toddler area where there is a smaller cushioned maze slide landing on multicolored plastic balls. I let him go crazy going up and down the slide while I play with Fynn or nurse him in the baby room which is also used as the baby changing room.
Some children or adult companions can stay in the TV corner to watch childrens’ show. I also learned you can hold birthday parties in Explorer Kid. It gives us an option for my kids’ upcoming birthdays.
There is also a Sand Room where there are two circular structure filled with kinetic sand and sand mold formers. Naj love this area too. If your kid cannot reach the sand, there are stools for them to step on.
Once kids get too thirsty from the running and climbing, Explorer Kid sells drinks too. They also sell socks in case you didn’t socks with you which is required upon entering the premises.
Explorer Kid is definitely one of Naj’s happy place too and I think mine as well. I am sure Fynn will enjoy Explorer Kid as well once he learns to run, climb and slide just like his Manong.
Here are their rates:
#04-02 AMK Hub, 53 Ang Mo Kio 3
Tel. No. 6582 3326
E! Hub @Downtown East
3rd Floor, Downtown East
1 Pasir Ris Close
Tel. No. 6589 1668
Facebook: Explorer Kid
Website: Explorer Kid