Thursday, August 21, 2014

Fun for Free: Road Safety Community Park Part Two

Some time back, I shared about our fun filled day at the Road Safety Park. It has to be the most interesting and fun place that we ever explored, because every other day, Big Brother Kyle will ask if I am bringing him to the Road Safety Park again. :)

And so, for this #FunforFreeSG National Day Blog Train hosted by another awesome mommy Adora, I just have to share this fun place again, for this place ranked high above the list of places that both me & Big Brother Kyle love most that we don't mind going back, and best is... we did slightly different things each time!

If you are doing some home learning with your child, this is also a great place to bring them to, for there are many teachable moments! For details on location, how to get there and it's opening hours, please kindly click to Fun for Free: Road Safety Community Park Part One.

In our very recent trip to the Road Safety Park, Kyle requested me to role play with him again. We simulated and acted together a few scenarios to see how he should reacts in theses situations.

The Road Safety Park is located at East Coast Park itself, just before the Big Splash. 

A panorama view of a miniature traffic junction within the park itself

No children can resist the charm of this miniature Petrol Station inside the Road Safety Park. He kept going back saying he ran out of petrol

clockwise from top left: a bus terminal, an overhead bridge, a traffic junction, and the exit point the East Coast Park Beach

I took this opportunity to specially highlight all the road signs and road markings we saw, and asked Kyle what it means. It's a good chance to explain road safety, road usage for drivers versus pedestrians and also to teach directions (left, right, ahead, U-Turn, and etc).

some of the pictures of signs I took so that i can go through with him again at home

However, as I mentioned in my previous blogpost before, though the Road Safety Park is open 24 by 7 to public, it does closed if there are schools that require their students to do their road safety training. And for our visit this time, upon our arrival of 30 mins or so, there was actually a public announcement made to announce the temporary closure of the park to public as there were some primary school children there for road safety training! We witness first hand the briefing of the secondary school NPCC who were there on duty as traffic warden, we also saw and confirmed that the traffic lights within the park were not defunct (a joke that we made that the lights were no longer working). 

we could only stand from outside the park to watch all the actions within, watching the primary school children having their road safety training. 

Fret not when the road safety park is closed, for it is located at East Coast Park itself! East Coast Park is a beautiful place for relaxation of mind and soul, even for the little baby Kyne! 

Kyne is enjoying the sea breeze and scenery.  

check out the vast and beautiful sea the jetty leads us to

we took a walk outside the road safety park and stroll to the Big Splash too. We saw the beautiful different trees as well as even found roosters wandering around!

If you bring your children to the Road Safety Park or East Coast Park, I thought to share two other teachable moments that I felt are very important:

1) Littering and how it will affects our environment. 

For my 4+ year olds Kyle, I only briefly explained to him that if we litter, the rubbish will end up into the drains and be washed into the sea. These garbage will be harmful to the animals in the oceans and could kill many fishes. Besides, a dirty beach is also very unsightly and unwelcoming. Ask your child if they would like to swim together with theses garbage. ;p


2) Safety and to be more aware of surroundings.

I always love to instill safety senses to my boy. I like him to be more aware of his surroundings like I do. :)

Along the beach of East Coast Park, you can see this poster hung on many lamp posts. I love how I can point it out to Kyle and go through it with him. This boy of mine is very interested to read every signs posts he come across and after I explained to him what it says, he asked me why and I can explained to him the wrong things people do plus what kinda danger it might means. Take the opportunity to instill some safety sense to your child!



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We hope you've enjoyed reading our post which is part of the #FunforFreeSG blog train started by The Gingerbread Mum. Please click here to check out other Fun for Free SG places that I brought my children to explore.

Tomorrow, we have Mommy Blogger Klessie sharing her favourite #FunforFree destination - Marina Barrage! Klessie is a full-time working mum to two adorable little girls and she loves documenting about kid-friendly activities and restaurants, cafe-hopping culture and the joys of raising two hyperactive and talkative girls! She blogs at http://www.jbabiesinthedaisies.com/. Do head over tomorrow to read about the fun they have there!






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Can't get enough of FUN FOR FREE SG venues? Here's the whole list - 31 days of free fun in Singapore! This list will be updated regularly; you will be able to click on the location to be brought directly to the blog post when it goes "live":

1 Aug: Tiong Bahru Park by Gingerbreadmum
2 Aug: Queenstown Heritage Trail by Princess Dana Diaries
3 Aug: Jurong Regional Library by Finally Mama
4 Aug: Singapore Maritime Gallery by Peipei Haohao
5 Aug: Singapore Philatelic Museum by Kids R Simple
6 Aug: Sculptures of Singapore by Gingerbreadmum
7 Aug: Fire Station by The Js Arena
8 Aug: Esplanade + Merlion by Prayerfull Mum
9 Aug: Bukit Batok Nature Park by Meeningfully
10 Aug: Lower Pierce Reservoir Park by The Kam Family
11 Aug: I12 Katong - water playground by Universal Scribbles
12 Aug: IMM by Mad Psych Mum
13 Aug: Tampines 1 Water Playground by Amazingly Still
14 Aug: Sengkang Riverside Park by Itchy Finger Snap
15 Aug: East Coast Park by Toddly Mummy
16 Aug: Sembawang Shopping Centre Playground by Joey Craftworkz
17 Aug: Animal resort by Raising Faith
18 Aug: Botanic Gardens by Mum's The Word
19 Aug: Police Heritage Centre by Mummy Ed
20 Aug: Venus Loop, MacRitchie by Scrap Mum Loft
21 Aug: Road Safety Park by Miracule
22 Aug: Marina Barrage by J Babies
23 Aug: Gardens By The Bay, Children's Garden by Finally Mama
24 Aug: Changi Airport T3 by Mother Kao
25 Aug: Pockets of Nature by Mum in the Making
26 Aug: Changi Airport T1 Growing with the Tans
27 Aug: Pasir Ris Park Ingspirations
28 Aug: Gardens by the Bay Supertree Grove by My Lil Bookworm
29 Aug: Vivocity Play Area by Amazingly Still
30 Aug: Punggol Promenade + Punggol Waterway by Chubby Anecdotes
31 Aug: Westgate Wonderland by Xavvylicious

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3 comments:

  1. looks like bringing a scooter is a great idea for the kids! I would like to hang around the mini petrol station too. hahaaa

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  2. I didn't know Road Safety Park still exist! LOL... It was donkey years since my last visit and that was when I was P6. I would like to bring my kid to this place again just to have fun and also to remember those 'old' days!

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  3. Thank you! Our kids are having fun and learning new things . This looks like so much fun for them.


    fun Activities for Kids

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