I'm sorry to subject you to this many playground posts on my blog, but this is after all a parenting blog, and parenting blogs are supposed to be full of happy and smiling faces of kids. (Don't say I never warn you, tomorrow's post is likely to be on some playgrounds as well.) My kids smile the biggest when they are having a ball of time at the playgrounds. This time round, it's at a quiet playground near Upper East Coast Road. We had the whole place to ourselves. But of course, who in their right minds would let their kids play in this kind of scorching hot weather? You must understand though that Papa Isaiah and I are no ordinary parents - We possess the most high form of nonchalance and firm belief that fun is above and beyond everything else. Ok not really. =P
I'm loving my toy camera more and more each day. The photos turned out pretty awesome, the way I like them to. Very street style & lomo. =)
The sky was rather clear that afternoon, with little strips of clouds here and there. It would be less hot if there were more fluffy clouds. Too bad.
The girls were undeterred by the weather whatsoever. The slides and poles were hot, but they just kept going for 10 minutes. Papa Isaiah and I sought shelter on the row of chairs that happened to be right under the shade. Thank God for smart placement. I'd be a very nasty and angry mummy if I had to wait under the hot sun for these rascals of mine.
If this place were not so far away from my house, I'd gladly bring the girls back to play another late evening when the sun has gone down, and I could settle down to read my novel while the kids play. It's a nice playground really, and looks very new and clean surprisingly, though it is a public play area.
Never underestimate playground play - It is very important for the development of the essential motor skills of children. They learn how to navigate, climb up and down, balance themselves and coordinate their movements. A public playground is also free-of-charge and you get lots of fresh air as compared to indoor playgrounds where you have to pay tons of money for air-conditioned oxygen. Bottomline: It's awesomeness.
Good sunlight produces gorgeous photos. =D Love the vibrant colours!
Exposing the kids to the right amount of sunlight is also important for them. Vitamin D does much good to the body! But of course, overexposure is never good for the skin. So wear sunscreen or sunblock if the kids are going to be out under the sun for a long period of time. Ten minutes into their playground time, I decided it was enough Vitamin D intake for the day.
After all, I am pretty sure we'll be back at another playground very soon. :)