When toddlerhood sets in, it is so critical to keep our little ones engaged in activities, especially play activities that help them learn, enjoy themselves , have fun and at the same time help in developing their motor skills and thinking. Thus, in an Urban neighbourhood, play areas/gyms cum day care centers have mushroomed to help us ‘Moms’ engage our little ones.
In my quest of making my daughter’s life fun filled right from toddlerhood I found out about some play gyms in ‘Namma Chennai’. To name a few, I found out about Vanilla Space, Kart wheel, Pappadum and the newly opened My Pumpkin Patch and Gym Todz.
These play gyms not only serve as just play gyms but also work as day care centers, after school centers, birthday party planners and executors and sometimes just a place where you can drop your kid for a few hours and finish some errands like groceries, a run on the treadmill, salon or spa or may be just a good cup of coffee all by yourself while you catch up with friends on phone or shoot out some important emails. Indeed, they do serve as wonderful support system.
So, here is connecting you guys with these few play gyms.
Vanilla Space : Apart from all that I have said above, Vanilla space also conducts events and workshops in the domains of pre and post natal health care, creative movement and music, they also have a cafe for you to chill. Additionally, they also sell creative and colorful baby/ children furniture. To know more about Vanilla Space please visit ,http://vanillaplace.com
Kart Wheel : I personally visited Kart wheel to do a play date with a friend who also is a Mom. The kids loved it. This place had some good well trained staff who took care of my baby while I sat and watched from far. I did find some time to catch up on my emails while my daughter was busy having fun. To know more visit http://www.kartwheel.in/
Pappadum : The Nook at Pappadum is for young kids, toddlers and infants to have fun with Art, Music and story telling, illustrations activities. The focus age group is 0 to 5 years. They also have a lifelstyle store catering to the various needs to new parents and children. Here is their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pappadumchennai/app_256579511063777
Gym Todz : This particular place not only provides all of the above but also gives you assistance in doing your baby’s massages. Gym todz also has swimming activity for infants within 6 months of age. Isn’t that exciting? They call themselves as a play school with a fitness punch 🙂 Here’s connecting you with them.
I am sure there are many more such play gyms that all of us know about. It will be great to know from all you Moms out there about these play centers. Until we get some more info hope this list comes handy to you!
About the author : Moina is a stay at home Mom currently who loves to bring together resources information and believes in sharing it publicly, giving access to all. Apart from this she loves to cook, hangout with friends, travel, write, paint and contribute to her environment in whatever way possible. Originally from Mumbai, Moina now resides in Chennai.