I signed up for a science centre kidsSTOP membership a while back and was invited to a members preview on Saturday.
Getting warmed outside before entering
KidsSTOP, designed for children between the ages of 18 months to 8 years, is divided into many different zones (17, according to some reports). Each area has a different theme, for example, the critters room, where the children can see chicks, frogs, fish and hamsters, and a supermarket zone, where children can ‘buy’ ingredients and food, before going to the kitchen zone to ‘cook’ the food!
Shop at the supermarket..
..and pick up some meat..
..to cook in the kitchen!
Looking for the hamsters
Samantha particularly enjoyed the zone where she could pretend to be a performer on a stage – there are a few children’s songs you can choose to sing or dance to. Other children who are off-stage can also participate, by being the cameraman or the producer!
Singing with the big girls
There is also an area where you can learn more about your body, and take part in surgery!
A blur of action as children engage in organ harvesting
Samantha checks the baby’s ears for otitis media
Here are some more images of the exciting zones in kidsSTOP-
Toddler zone, with some physical activities and mega lego blocks
dig up dinosaur bones
Cart around balls and send them down a custom made contraption
Slide down a ramp!
The Science Centre kidsSTOP opens officially on 6 June 2014. Do plan a visit if your child is under 8!