Is it better to keep our kids safe or empower them by letting them engage in risky play?
Newly opened ForestPlay is Singapore’s first Nature Adventure Playscape, combining the concept of an adventure playground with learning amongst nature. This exciting new outdoor playscape set against the backdrop of the ocean, provides a fun and challenging environment for kids 4-14 years old, to take part in risky play. ForestPlay powered by forest school educators Kidz Treehouse provides children with unique challenges and activities that will foster their imagination and creativity and help them develop anti-fragility, grit, and appreciation of nature. Get ready for some exciting activities, girls and boys!
Benefits of risky play
From being in close contact with fire while they cook their own snacks to jumping off wooden logs, kids will feel a sense of exhilaration as they play and work with wood and tools at ForestPlay. As they play, your children will also be learning! They will be trying out new ways and ideas to make that wooden sword or dollhouse and grow in confidence and emotional regulation. That’s not all. Children who engage in risky play also learn to evaluate risks and manage them, all of which are essential 21st-century skills.
Climbing trees? Your child might not look like they are breaking a sweat. But as they undertake risky challenges at ForestPlay, they will evaluate the necessary steps taken, consequences, loss, and reward, developing them into independent and creative learners!
Fun activities at ForestPlay
Here are some highlights at the newly opened ForestPlay in Sentosa:
1. Build & Play
Children will have access to pallets, wood and tools such as hammers, mallets, saws and nails and they can construct (or deconstruct) as they wish.
2. Mud Play & Sand Play
Yes, jumping in muddy puddles is totally allowed here! Play with sand, make mud bricks and enjoy the sensorial play areas.
3. Tyre Swing
How high can you go? Kiddos can swing on the tyre swing and soak in the panoramic view of the playscape near the ocean. It feels so good to be swinging high in the sky amongst nature!
4. Obstacle Course
Beat your own time by conquering this fun outdoor course to build up your physical fitness and psychomotor skills!
5. Self-Expression Wall
Express yourself through nature-themed art and paint like Picasso.
6. Fire Pit
Get your kids excited about cooking! Youngsters will get the chance to get their grill on by preparing and roasting snacks to fuel up after ForestPlay.
Keen to book your child in to start exploring these awesome activities? ForestPlay tickets ($39.90/2 hours) are available from 1 May 2021 onwards and pre-booking is open now! Season passes (with huge savings) are also available.
All Sassy Mama readers will be entitled to a 10% discount off ForestPlay tickets by quoting “SASSY10” at checkout. Promotion ends on 30 April 2021 and cannot be used with other ongoing promotions.
Plus! Continue learning at home with the Busy-Kidz Box Earth Day edition ($29.90). Grow your child’s empathy, creativity and appreciation for nature through engaging activities in this play kit curated by early childhood educators.