We don’t usually do this.
Nap time is important and I make sure that the kids have sufficient rest before going for outdoor play in the evening. Today was an exception because our dear neighbour was doing some drilling work and the noise was so deafening that it terrified the kids.
I had two wailing kids and to maintain my sanity, I had to leave the house.
Thankfully, the hubs took the afternoon off to relieve me and off we went to Pip’s* Playbox.
*Pip is Esplanade’s colourful mascot for its children’s programmes.
We reached Pip’s PLAYbox around 2.30pm and we were the only ones present. The area has just been cleaned and all was quiet. Perfect for a peaceful afternoon!
There are parking lots for prams and I’m thankful for a clean nursing room and two children’s toilets that are so children-friendly. Faith was telling me not to help her in anything because she could manage it all by herself (she is not that tall).
This is the activity zone where children can busy themselves with craft work. The themes and materials vary throughout the year.
Do you remember the Overhead Projector??? I was so thrilled to see this because it reminded me of my school days and early teaching years. However, the girl was none too impressed and after playing with it for a moment, she was distracted by…
these magnetic blocks and train tracks (from Ikea). She was working on them for a good amount of time and even invited the Papa to join her.
I personally love it that they stock books written by local writers and illustrators and this place is really an inviting space for parents to read to their children. How about a storytelling session?
There are little nook crannies within the PLAYbox for children to grab a book to read and in this case, having some cosy moment with the baby.
An hour later and the crowd streamed in slowly. This is indeed a good meeting place for mothers and children alike. It’s a safe place for young kids to have fun together. I thought Pip’s PLAYbox might appeal to toddlers and preschoolers more.
Esplanade Theatres on the Bay
Opening Hours: 11 am to 6pm
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