It’s no secret that I have a fairly active toddler at home with me. The kind of toddler who loves to run, jump and bounce (usually on my couch). This toddler yells, “wow, amazing!” when he sees playground equipment.
Keeping my 2-year-old busy, is almost in itself, a full-time job. We spend a fair amount of time playing cars, going for walks, reading books and cruising the local playgrounds. Today however, the toddler and I attended a Playgym session at GIM Sports at the former Turf City (now known as The Grandstand), and what a fun morning we had!
Playgym is an active child’s dream play session. The sessions are unstructured, free-play times where the kids are encouraged to jump, bounce, climb and run to their heart’s content. GIM Sports is essentially a gymnastics hall, complete with balance beams, rings, soft play mats, climbing equipment, hoola hoops, trampoline and tumble track. The floors are nearly completely padded, perfect for young toddlers just learning to walk (and run!).
My son had an absolute ball and was somewhat exhausted by the end of two hours. He bounced, jumped and ran his way across the centre and was never short of something to play with. I’m always a fan of physical activity in young ones, so will definitely be revisiting PlayGym in the future.
GIM Sports, #04-03 The Grandstand (formerly known as Turf City), 200 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287994
Tel: (+65) 6468 1103
Take the lift next to the entrance to Giant Supermarket and turn left past Kiddy Fun to find the centre.
Opening Hours: Monday and Friday mornings from 10am-12noon (check the website for specific term dates).
Admission: $12 per session per child over 12 months of age. Admission is also payable for children 8 months and above attending without an older sibling. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Originally from Australia, Sarah Fennell landed in Singapore via Hong Kong, where she spent 3 years eating Dim Sum and doing laps of the Peak Trail (in between having a baby and changing nappies). Since arriving in early 2011, Sarah set out to explore the Lion City in search of the perfect cappuccino (for her) and playground (for the toddler). All this exploring – combined with her moderate addiction for online media – lead to the Little Notebook blog, Sarah’s very own corner of the web, where she shares her ideas for enjoying family life in Singapore. In between blogging and child wrangling you’ll find Sarah writing for various online publications – like right here at Sassy Mama!