Family Bonding Over Nature


seaside view

Stepping into nature is something that it is easy for us living in Singapore. There are many different parks at our doorstep and we are simply spoiled for choice.  One of our favourite family activities is to bring  the kids to the various parks around our island. Many of the parks are located near waterways or even the seaside so one can  take in the sights of both land and sea at the park.

This month we visited  Labrador park  with the kids during the weekend.  It has been nearly 3 years since we last visited the park and it was great to let them revisit this park.  We played  the game ” I Spy” with the kids and went around looking and identifying the various flora and fauna at the park.

purple flowers

The beautiful tiny flowers we saw.

It is really amazing what one can come across during a walk in the park. There are so much to see and so many things to learned. It was like a hands on biology lessons for the kids as we talked about  how plants grow and their life cycle.


The mushrooms we spotted

The kids were introduced to fungi when I spotted these mushrooms blooming among the grass. They were intrigued to see them up close and wondered if they were edible. It was a good opportunity to educate them that not all wild grown plants are edible and best not to pluck and digest them when they are unsure.

R pushing tiger girl in her pram

Tiger girl is still unable to walk too much for long distances so we popped her in a stroller and she enjoyed the sights as we walked along.  However she didn’t stay in the stroller for long when she spotted this contraption at the park.

the kids at the playground

Any trip to a park will be incomplete without a round at the playground.  You could see the kids eyes light up as they dashed towards the slides. They had one of the highest slides which I have seen at an outdoor playground. The tallest slide was at least  as high  as a 3rd  floor apartment!!  Everyone took turns going down the long slide, including the adults, and we had lots of fun.

Do you bond with your kids over nature too?

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