Gymnademics Weekday Free Play Pass Giveaway

I took my children to try out a free play session at Gymnademics ARC recently. Prior to this visit, Bun was there once before to check out this new centre. She recognized the corridor Gymnademics is on and made a dash for it!

If you are looking for something new for your children to do this school holidays, Free Play at Gymnademics is a great option, and I have a free pass to give away! This is a place your children can work off some energy indoors (escape from the daily rain!), play with the specially selected games and toys, or busy themselves with a range of books. Gymnademics keeps things fresh by rotating the options available, and sticking to a different theme each month.

Free Play @ Gymnademics at Alexandra Retail Centre 
Wednesdays to Fridays
From children aged 5 months to 5 years
1 hour $15, 4 hours $40

Here are some photos showing a few examples of what your child can do during Free Play:

Make music. There is a Schoenhut Piano and a selection of musical toys.

Choose from a range of puzzles and games. Each set comes with an instruction card to enable parents to guide their children during play.

Get Moving! Children can use the various equipment to jump, swing, climb, roll, crawl etc. There's also a monkey bar (not pictured) for those who dare, and a range of other things like hula hoops and floor cards for movement games.

Finally, a box of books selected according to the month's theme is always available, for those who would like a quiet sit-down read after all the activity.

I have ONE 4-hour Free Play Pass worth $40 to give away! Enter the draw below for a chance to win this. All the best!
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Enjoying the Year End School Holidays

This week marks the "proper" start of the school holidays for us. Bubbles was attending holiday programmes in the past two weeks, including one at Kids Gallery that she really enjoyed and I was impressed with. I came across Kids Gallery by chance, and am glad that I did. Here's a review another mother wrote about the programme. Her daughter attended the holiday programme too, but on a different week.

I intentionally kept December free from scheduled programmes just so that Bubbles, Bun and I can hang out doing day-to-day things without having to rush around like we normally have to do. We are a family of homebodies by nature, and slow mornings are extra lovely to us.

We hang out at the playground when we can (but boy, has it been raining!), and I have pulled out art materials for lots of doodling and drawing both indoors and outdoors. Our big bathtub has also been getting a lot of use, with longer time allocated for soaks and water play. My children get the spa treatment too as I add sea salt and essential oil to the water!

Without having to do as much driving in the day, I have even managed to begin reading this book that a dear friend surprised me with. (I am really liking it, by the way. The author has written to my heart.)

Another big thing we have done is to move Bun into Bubbles' room! Major change. The room now has a toddler bed AND a single bed. Bubbles likes the smaller bed so much that she has decided to sleep on it! Fortunately this has worked out for us as Bun still wakes up 2-3 times a night and having her on the single bed means that I can more comfortably lie down to pat her back to sleep.

Does our holiday sound boring, you think? Well, we do want to go to the Zoo at some point, and there will be our usual trips to the libraries and maybe a small handful of play-dates. There's also a holiday up north to visit my in-laws in the plans. Let's see how everything pans out!

Happy holidays to all!