This being the last week of the school holiday, I decided to surprise Dana with a visit to KidsSTOP, Singapore’s newest Kids edutainment centre. Launched in June 2014, it aims to introduce science concepts in a play environment to children (3 to 8 years old). At KidsSTOP, children can engage in many hands-on activities in various thematic zones:
1. IMAGINE ZONE
The Built Environment is a re-creation of a bustling building site complete with hard hats and safety vests. Kids get to maneuver mini fork lifts and other heavy equipments. Perfect for all our little Bob the Builders!
The Supermarket is the area where little ones can go shopping and have fun being a cashier at the realistic self-check out counters.
The Dino Pit is detailed replica of an excavation site, where the little ones become little archaeologists and hunt for traces of extinct creatures, buried under the sand in a Jurassic Park setting.
2. EXPERIENCE ZONE
Budding filmmakers can direct their own stop motion animation films in this special movie lab. Dana and Noey had a go at it and were intrigued at their own productions!
This is where kids make new friends of the feathered, furry, and four-legged kind. A hands-on way to learn about the fascinating creatures we share the planet with. During our visit, we saw a newly hatched chick and some camouflaged amphibians which fascinated the kids.
The Nature Area offers a complete sensory experience for your child. This is a lush green zone where you and your kids can explore various types of animals, plants and weather patterns.
3. DISCOVER ZONE
The wonders of the world are here for kids to discover. From “What are my different senses?” to “How does wind generate power?”, almost all the little ones’ curious questions can be answered here.
4. DREAM ZONE
The one activity that the girl loves most in KidsSTOP? The Giant J activity where they learn about the effects of gravity by free falling down an inclined plane from a height of 4m to 7m. Watch the video to see our adrenalin junky in action!
Address: 21, Jurong Town Hall (Omni Theatre building), Singapore 609433
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Weekdays: 930am to 7pm
Weekends and Public Holidays: 10am to 7pm
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*Tip: Since we were visiting during the school hols, we found it more worthwhile to sign up for the membership. Do compare the prices before you visit.
Every session of play lasts only for 3 hours. When it was time for us to leave, the kids were so reluctant. This goes to show how much they enjoyed KidsSTOP. As parents, we are heartened to see many facilitators stationed at each zone to assist the kids and maintain orderliness. This is indeed a great step towards an exciting and inspiring journey of scientific discovery for kids. We’ll be back!
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Hop over to these 2 parenting blogs to read their reviews of KidsSTOP!