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Published August 29th 2014
Rock, tumble jump and roll
Considering I am expecting my second child VERY soon I was concerned about finding ways I could keep my two year old son entertained without breaking the bank ( or my back) while still being able to cart along child number 2.
A friend mentioned to me how she had recently tried out the Hackam Kindergym at $10 per session for her two year old daughter and really loved it.
We had tried another local one previously however found it a bit too structured for our "free" and "active" children who didn't really want to stop playing on the equipment to sit down and sing songs in between. The other downside to that particular kinder gym for us is it required a lot of helping and lifting our kids on and off stuff which is not so practical when both of us are heavily pregnant!
So off we went to the Hackam Kindergym and boy was I impressed.
Not only is it HUGE on scale, it is full of mats and cushioning including a proper gymnastic flexible floor so it is much safer against injury. It also had a huge blow up tube similar to a blow up castle floor that the kids got a real kick out of running around on.
Long blow up running tube
The set ups are ranged from basic to challenging but are all carefully levelled so the kids can get up and down themselves without too much interference on your part as a parent.
Safe set up where kids can easily get up and down themselves
While most of the time your child is given free play to choose when and where they want to go, there is a period of time where a staff member comes and runs a circuit with the kids as well as some music sessions with a parachute that they can flap around and then get to run under. If your child isn't into it though they can still go off and amuse themselves on the equipment.
Various challenges depending on the child's abilities , Parachute for structured play in the middle.
The sessions run Wednesday mornings from 9am to 10:30am at $10 per class however your first try out session is free.