Taman Tasik Perdana Playground

~ Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 6:34 AM ~

We had recently checked out the kids playground in Taman Tasik Perdana (aka Lake Gardens) and boy oh boy... I think I'd go crazy if I'm still a kid! That playground is hugeeeeeeeeeee! I sort of panicked initially at the sight of it because with 3 kiddos (and thank God the 3rd one still strapped in stroller) else I don't know how am I going to be watching out all 3 kiddos when they zipped and zapped everywhere in the playground! Anyway, hubby took over the hawk-eye ala CCTV monitoring task, making sure our older 2 kiddos are within our eyesight and everything is fine and dandy while I stood nearby with our almost 6 months old girl in her stroller.

Anyway, this post is to document down our thoughts and feedback on our visit to the Taman Tasik Perdana Playground...
 

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We reached the Taman Tasik Perdana Playground around 11am. We didn't ventured in to look for the parking, we parked at the roadside as how all the other cars there did and walked down towards the playground. There is proper signages at the place, the public playground is open from 6am to 8om everyday.

I think for a second when we were all standing at the entrance towards the playground, I could see our 5 years old boy standing there, not sure which area to 'attack' first hahahaha...

There are lots of nice themed playground setups all around. Coolness!

I mean, wouldn't you go crazy with the sights of all these? Look at that long bridge! My mummy instincts immediately scanned for the ladder/stairs up to these contraptions and whether our kiddos could get themselves up there without us going in as well. Anyway, I did go into the bridge one just because I have to satisfy the kiddo in me, you know?!

After all the playground madness, we strolled up to explore the areas around Taman Tasik Perdana. Nice walkways, nice sceneries, there's a lake, some man-made waterfalls, and this long long long long walkway with forest look-alike background.

We spent just an hour there, though it was really tiring and we were all hot and sweaty by the time we got back into our car. Would have spend longer time there but it was close to lunch time and we wanted to get back home to rest a bit as we have a movie outing few hours later in the day. To sum up our review on Taman Tasik Perdana Playground:

PLUS POINTS:

  • FREE entry!

  • Most of the walkways are stroller-friendly

  • Nice city view and yet you are surrounded with nature and flora environment

 

BAD POINTS:

  • Not enough shelters/shades and benches for people to sit and rest

  • Playground area is too huge, really need to be very careful if you have a number of kids to watch out for

 

If you plan to go there, do remember to bring caps for your kiddos, spare shirts and pants, lots of water, mosquitoes repellant, insect bites ointment (just in case), umbrella, picnic mat if you want to rest on the grass, some light snacks.

Overall, a very very nice place to visit, lots of fun playgound stuff enough to tire out your kiddos and it is free!


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Don't Stop Asking.... and Answering...

~ Posted on Monday, March 24, 2014 at 7:02 AM ~

As much as I get tired of answering our kiddos' (especially our 5 years old boy) never-ending questions, whenever possible, I will also ask them on certain things. Sometimes I'm surprised with what our kiddo knows. Their mind is innocent and pure, even if they do not know the answer, it is nice knowing what goes on in their mind and how they perceive the world around them.

Sometimes, I explain to our boy even when he has not ask me anything yet. I feel we should not just wait for them to ask. Sometimes he might not know what to ask so I think it is good to be explaining to him so that he too can learn something new.

For example, while watching the Wall-E show, our boy asked me 'What does Wall-E do? What is his job?' and after explaining what Wall-E does, I continued explaining why there are no other robots around, why Wall-E compressed the rubbish into cute little cubes and so on. A question from our boy on why there is only Wall-E on earth will lead me to explain why, what is pollution (surprised me when our boy told me 'dirty things' when I asked him what is the meaning of pollution), why plants and trees are important to us (oxygen!) and so on.

So parents, don't let your kiddo stop asking, and as for us, don't stop answering. As tiring as it is, cherish moments like this when your kiddo still wants to listen to you, when they still look up to you and trust you wholeheartedly and that you are always there ready to support them.

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Birthday Party Packs

~ Posted on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 7:17 AM ~

We just celebrated Benjamin's 5th birthday last week and this is the first time I prepared his birthday party packs for his classmates. I was already fussing over what to put in the party packs as I definitely do not want it to contain junk foods (well, trying not to). Few days before his birthday, I managed to buy some items which I think were suitable and here they are:

I printed and pasted a small note in each party packs thanking his classmates for celebrating his special day with us...

Picture below of the preparation process and one of the party packs...

What's inside? 2 mini maze activity worksheet, a color pen, an eraser, some mini stickers and a packet of chocolate wafer (Meiji brand - I got from a Groupon deal)

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