Ok, can we talk about this superbly kids-centric mall? Let your kids loose at the rooftop playground at Westgate, in the heart of Jurong East; meanwhile, there’s tons of family-friendly features in the mall, too.
This?! In a mall? We kid you not – pun intended. Westgate Wonderland is an outdoor play facility boasting multiple features to stimulate the imagination of any child. Its centrepiece is a 10-metre tall tree house, surrounded by a mini rock-climbing wall and various climbing structures.
For a spot of uninterrupted shopping, drop your kids off at Westgate Kids Club Powered by Genius R Us for a session of toys and games, art-and-craft activities as well as indoor and outdoor play. An ample selection of books, Lego bricks, tablets and more means your kids won’t even notice that you’re gone. Simply spend $30 (for Kids Club members) or $60 (for non-members) at Westgate for two hours of playtime on the same day of purchase.
My Gym is a popular children’s play and fitness centre that aims to develop healthy minds and strong bodies through a specially designed facility and programme. Each week, parents and tots will discover a completely different gym setup and participate in a fresh programme that helps build self-esteem, independence, coordination and cognitive abilities. Tailored for kids between 7 months to 4 years, the classes allow tiny tykes to explore their brand new setting and learn through play.
Whether it’s your little one’s first birthday or your bestie’s baby shower, Kidz Party Store has a wide selection of birthday party supplies. These entertaining experts also cater to special requests like customising and styling parties, including dressing up of dessert tables.
Shopping for the right gift is a breeze at Sanrio Gift Gate. This novelty shop carries the full assortment of Sanrio products, with more than 2,000 items adorned with Hello Kitty and other Sanrio character designs. Consider signing up for its membership programme to enjoy year-round discounts, receive exclusive welcome gifts like a limited-edition three-in-one travel set and a character membership card plus other benefits.
Give your kids the bedroom of their dreams at Kids Haven. They can take their pick of beds in themes ranging from cars to safari, and also solid pine wood beds with classic designs. Besides the off-the-rack variety of bedware, Kids Haven also produces a series of customisable beds for a small premium to fit specific dimensions.
Providing a well-rounded dance curriculum, The Ballet School offers classical ballet training with qualifications and summer dance programmes each year. These yearly courses are taught by overseas guest dance instructors so kids have a chance to be more exploratory in their passion for dance. Other classes in the school include Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Dancesport, Pilates and Yoga.
An established Hip Hop and K-Pop performing dance school, DF Academy conducts approximately 100 classes weekly for students between the ages of 5 and 50. Its instructors firmly believe that dance develops character and has many benefits that contribute to nurturing children into confident, happy individuals. Likewise, the dance classes aim to help children cultivate values such as discipline, perseverance and respect for others through a fun and enjoyable process.
Kids from age 2 can enrol in Yamaha Music Square’s programmes, which cover music appreciation, singing and fun on the keyboard. Individualised and group lessons on piano, drums, electric guitar, saxophone and other instruments are also available. For more music programmes, Aureus Academy offers tailored piano, guitar, cello and even drum lessons.
On to the slightly more serious stuff. The Learning Lab enriches your child’s education journey through a range of specially designed programmes in English, Mathematics and Science. The centre has a proven track record of top students and offers stimulating classes that bring lessons from the real world into the classroom.
Founder Clarice Lim started I Love Learning Achievement Center because she wanted to nurture the future generation’s natural love for learning. The trained exercise psychologist and educator founded the centre to ensure that every child’s potential can be realised. Beyond merely cramming for exams, the programme uses learning strategies to motivate students between ages 2 and 16 and enhance their results.
VitaKids, a one-stop shop for family health, provides a carefully curated and international selection of quality dietary supplements, personal care products, organic and natural healthy foods and eco-friendly household cleaning products. You’ll also receive friendly advice from the staff on the best picks to suit your family’s needs.
From The Finder Kids (Vol. 20), September 2017
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