With a two-storey high playground, mini slides, inflatables and state of the art bicycles and tricycles, children attending City Harvest Children’s Church (CCH) services at the Singapore Expo Hall 8 are experiencing the time of their lives.
The facilities, known as “Kids@Play” was introduced in CCH at the Expo location since 2008. Lynn Tan, 30s, manager of the facilities explained that the rationale behind Kids@Play is “to make church a fun and memorable experience for the children, as well as to benefit them in terms of development and social interaction.”
According to Tan, the current hot favorite among the children are the rides and bicycles. A visit to Kids@Play during operating hours found several children laughing away as they zipped around on their bicycles, or dived themselves into a pool of coloured balls.
A volunteer for Kids@Play, Regina Kam, 20s, observed that the children do not just have a good time playing, they also learn how to wait their turn, share, and problem-solve as they interact with others.
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The equipment is well maintained and sterilized to ensure that it is free from germs and bacteria. The area is cleaned at the end of each operating day and even the coloured balls in the playground are properly sterilized once a month.
Kids@Play is open on Saturdays from 4pm to 5.15pm, and from the time the worship service ends to 8.30pm. On Sundays, the facility opens from 9am to 9.45am and 12pm to 2pm.