This a super overdue post among all the drafts in the blog. See how little Zara was back in August 2014! We spent National Day at SAFRA Toa Payoh last year and it was one of the most fun day out for both the girls. They got to play all day at Kids Amaze and even got the NDP goodie bags too.
That face on Zara… I don’t know how to describe.
No one is too big to play at the toddler area at Kids Amaze. There were even much older kids in there too running around playing catching with one another. It was rather sad to see no one stopping them, it was quite dangerous with the very little ones crawling around. When there’s a toddler area at the playground, shouldn’t the staff help do checks to ensure safety of the children? Or is this a parent’s role to control their kids?
Zara is very adventurous and is fearless to any form of risk and danger. She climbs everywhere on anything that is scalable. Doesn’t matter if she falls on her butt or bumps herself, she just wants to climb!
We spent most of our time hanging around the toddler area since both of the girls weren’t very much keen in trying the bigger playground with tunnels and slides. Hope SAFRA Punggol will have one Kids Amaze outlet too so we can go more often, especially when its so much cheaper for SAFRA members on weekdays compared to other nearby playgrounds. Can’t wait for SAFRA Punggol to open!
Kids love to swim and play in water and we parents love to enjoy these splashing good time with them too. And if you are a parent who need to capture all happy memories with your family whenever, wherever, however you want to, then a waterproof camera is probably part of your essential gadget list. We tried going for a fun day in the pool with one and now I need to get myself one waterproof camera just so I can be in the action together with my girls.
Instead of standing at edge of the pool and trying to zoom in to where the girls are playing, I can now be in the water and shoot as much as I like! Thanks to the waterproof Canon PowerShot D30 camera!
And be part of the fun while Ayra splashes water at me while I shoot, and get a totally splashed shot like the one below! LOL!
Love seeing the photos after we got home as I was just shooting anyhow anywhere every time in the water. I ended with many shots with water blotches covering faces and all, but with happy faces captured like these below, I am a happy.
The Canon PowerShot D30 is a decent underwater camera if you are looking for one that fits the $300 range budget. It is not the best I’m sure but its an affordable option. I am too used to the superb quality from my Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II, the quality of photo taken by the PowerShot D30 lacks the vibrancy, quality and sharpness I hope for in a camera. But comparing between getting an underwater case for the G1X Mark II vs paying for a durable underwater camera safe for kids to use too, I think I would go with the extra set of camera for its portability and easy to use feature.
A mini trailer I did with the video snippets I took with the Canon PowerShot D30 camera.
Ending this post with couple more shots I took with the Canon PowerShot D30, shot indoor while having our early dinner after the swim…
Our family started bringing the girls for swim at SAFRA Toa Payoh and so far the girls have been there three times and each time they get less afraid of the water and more adventurous too! First two times we were there, we did not allow the girls to get out of the pool to walk around too much, afraid the floor will be too hot from the heat and it was slippery too for the kids to walk around on their own. But on our recent trip to the pool, I was more at ease when the girls wanted to climb out of the water to the play area as they had pool shoes on.
Pool what? Pool shoes.
Pool who? Poolzies!
These are pool safe shoes for children and they can be worn in and out of water. I’m so glad I bought the shoes for the girls, especially for Zara as she is now able to walk on her own in the pool, these shoes give her better grip on the slippery pool flooring.
Poolzies Pool Shoes are durable, it comes with a non-slip and abrasion resistant sole, Poolzies® Pool Shoes prevent slips, falls and cuts while protecting your child’s feet from hot surfaces. The fabric also has a UPF 50+ protection from the sun.
These Pool Shoes are stretchable and will fit snugly around your child’s feet. Its soft and flexible fabric closely mimics barefoot walking, giving your child the ability to move effortlessly in and out of water.
These Poolzies Pool Shoes come in very colourful designs too! Ayra and Zara love them and didn’t want to remove them when I tried them on before we headed out to the pool!
Poolzies Pool Shoes are available for sale online.
Zara approves of these cute pool shoes!
Looking forward to using them more often.