Parks that provide an opportunity for adventurous play are so vital in these days of computer games, junk food diets and childhood obesity. They allow children to test their boundaries, explore and learn about nature and wildlife. Children and young people should achieve a total of at least 60 minutes of at least moderate physical activity each day. And children with Attention Deficit Disorder have better levels of concentration when exposed to nature. Fortunately, there are a lot of parks near the preschools in Bukit Timah so you won’t have to worry about travelling to far in order to provide your child adventurous play and expose him or her to nature and wildlife. Here are some of the parks that can be found near Preschool Childcare in Bukit Timah:
1. Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is home to more than 840 flowering plants and over 500 species of animals including butterflies. With such an astonishing variety of plants, animals and insect life, the nature reserves are indeed treasure houses of Singapore’s biodiversity. It is located at the end of Hindhede Road, off upper Bukit Timah road and near preschools in Bukit Timah.
2. Garden Asia Kids
Head over to GardenAsia Kids after picking up your child from his or her Child Care School preschool in Bukit Timah and when they have events or programs. Activities that have been held in the past for kids are “pot a plant” workshop, “Kampong” fishing (which includes a rod and 10 worms) and mini golf. Out at the back of the bistro “Petal & Leaves” there is also a playground for the little owes. It is located at 240 Neo Tiew Crescent, Bukit Timah.
3. Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden
Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden is Asia’s first children’s garden and is conveniently located near the Child Care Centrein Bukit Timah. Dedicated to all children of Singapore, it is designed to provide unique discovery and learning experiences in a garden setting. Through play and exploration, the Children’s Garden will cultivate an appreciation for plants, nature and the environment among the young. It also gives children a first introduction to the life sciences – an important branch of science as Singapore embarks on life sciences research as a new thrust for economic growth. It is located at Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road, Bukit Timah.
4. National Orchid Garden
Since 1859, orchids have been closely associated with the Singapore Botanic Gardens. The products of the Garden’s orchid breeding program, which began in 1928, deserve a place where they can be displayed in their full splendor. Entrance is also free for children below 12 years. It is located at 1 Cluny Road near the preschools in Bukit Timah.
5. Singapore Botanic Gardens
The 150-year old Singapore Botanic Gardens is a star attraction for the overseas as well as local residents. This Garden possesses an array of botanical and horticultural attractions with a rich history and a wonderful plant collection of international significance. All are sure to educate and enthrall the whole family for a day out at 1 Cluny Road near the preschools in Bukit Timah.
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