Scaling new heights!
The girl was so excited as we approached Tampines Green Forest Park and immediately set off to climb up the ropes. I was quite sure she needed my help but nope, she was on her own.
It was pretty high, I must say, for a preschooler? In that instant, she showed me her courage. She’s no longer the little girl that I knew who would whined and needed much coaxing to attempt to climb such heights.
She was mighty pleased with herself and each time after she has climbed up, she would shout to her Papa and asked him to watch her. So indeed, the father impact phase has come.
…they are moving gradually from the embrace of mom to the shoulders of dad. The child should now spend even more time with the father. His role in this phase is to affirm the strong capacities of the child and to teach them basic life skills. These are also the years where the emotional security imparted by the mom, coupled with the security of the beneficial disciplining the father provides, becomes a strong fortress from which the child operates. (The World Needs A Father by Cassie Carstens)
We love the outdoors. How I wish we could have access to the mountains. How adventurous, how fun! For now, outdoor playground would do. ;p
While the girl was enjoying herself, the brother was cycling (on his balance bike) along the tracks. He soon got bored and asked to go to the smaller playground which is toddler-friendly.
Overall, this is a really nice park in the east. Hoping for more of such playgrounds!