Wednesday March 6, 2013
Kid-friendly KL parks
A mother shares her views on the facilities of several parks in Kuala Lumpur.
LOOKING for a park in Kuala Lumpur to take your kids to? Most parks now have a section for a children’s playground, which holds a combination playground structure. This normally consists of slides, swings, climbers and playhouses.
ParenThots’ contributor Lim Ying May recently checked out some parks in the capital city. She started out with the KLCC Park.
The children’s playground located near the lake is not visible from the entrance of Suria KLCC. Just follow the pathway that goes under the 43m elevated bridge (towards the left of Lake Symphony). A note to parents: This path is stroller-friendly.
The highlight of this park has got to be the wading pool next to the playground. This pool has a man-made waterfall, which is a hit with the kids.
Taman Tasik Titiwangsa is a great family recreational park. It offers vast green space, scenic views and attractions that cater to all ages.
Its huge combination playground structure boasts a maze-like concept which will keep the little ones occupied for a long while. The colourful equipment seems tailor-made for a younger age group as it is lower to the ground and friendlier-looking.
For the older kids, there is an overhead suspension bridge that they can traverse for an adventure.
Go to ParenThots to find out more about the parks the mother visited and how child-friendly they are.
Should you celebrate your child’s first birthday? More often than not, the child is asleep or cranky and definitely won’t remember anything about it.
Service desk manager Reena Indhraraj, mother to Tamieera, aged six months, says: “The memories from my baby’s first birthday will be priceless. This will be a milestone and it’s meant to be celebrated.
“It’s what makes us human. And a first birthday is a huge milestone, both for the child and the parents.”
Human resource clerical assistant Nazlin Yusoff, mother of Zulaikha, aged two, feels that it is a waste of money.
“It is safe to assume that at the age of one, the baby would have hardly mustered the necessary ability to quite comprehend what is taking place. This is very important, because the birthday is celebrated for the baby and if the baby can’t quite grasp what is going on or is asleep when the celebration is taking place, it just doesn’t add up, does it?”
To read their opinions and share yours, go to ParenThots.
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