Bringing Outdoors Indoor (#FrisoExperience)

That thing which light up my children’s eyes: PLAYGROUND/S!

My boys will always jump up like little bunnies when they know that it is “playground time”. Normally, they get an hour or so of outdoor time daily at the playgrounds near our place.

But the current haze problem is Singapore is bad enough to keep them indoors and thus their daily energy-expending activities are confined at home.

Imagine their excitement when they saw this:

The kind folks at Friso had delivered an exclusive Friso playset when I was about to leave for work and while Xi En was not at home too. Though Eizac was really excited to see the slide, he agreed to wait for his brother to be home before we set it up.  I was really surprised by his patience to just leave those alone till Xi En came home.

The Friso playset comprises of:

a tent (more like a tepee),

a slide with a basketball hoop (this is the highlight),

2 Friso cushions,

a storage box and,

a green carpet

And when it is all set up, ta-da! How could any child resist these!:

My boys wasted no time to bounce climb up and down the slide. They probably had gazillion rounds each!

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Boys being boys; they decided to take their “vehicles” for a slide and using the storage box as a “garage”. 🙂

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After all the spinning down the slides, they took breaks in the tepee and had a mini cook-out session and “selling” their fares to me and their grandmother.

It ain’t cheap, $10 for a cup of lemonade anyone? 😛

The green carpet provides a soft landing ground for the slide as well as a comfortable zone for play dates.

If you have a balcony, a porch, a spare room or a nice rectangle corner at home, the Friso playset will be an ideal play corner for your young children. But fret not if you do not have the luxury of space (like us!). Even after keeping the carpet and tepee (for play dates), the boys insisted on having the slide at a small corner for “daily thrill slides”!

Friso is an advocate of quality family time. Previously, they had a campaign – #Frisomoment – which we participated in as well. Sometimes, good family memories are created by deliberately setting aside time to spend with each other. This round, with the Friso Experiences Play Set, bringing outdoors indoor is prefect for hazy or rainy days. If you are keen to redeem the play set, simply spend $350 on Friso participating products* to redeem the play set worth $300. Promotion is valid from 1st Sept to 31st Oct 2015.

*Friso participating products are FrisGold 2/3/, Friso Gold Cereal and Frisomum. Excludes all infant formula for 0-6 months.

More details are available on Friso Facebook page .

If you will like to check out the playset in person, do pop by to the following Friso Experiences Play Zones to check out the play set. While you are there, take some photos with your children, upload on Friso Singapore Facebook Experience Galley and stand to win grand prizes such as GoPro cameras or Skoot Ride on Suitcases!

Friso Experiences Play Zones details:

Sheng Siong Woodlands 6A – 1st to 31st Oct

Sheng Siong Bedok 209 – 1st to 31st Oct

There are also roadshows at the following locations:

1st to 15th Oct

FairPrice Xtra Jurong Point

FairPrice Xtra JEM Mall

1st to 21st Oct

FairPrice Taman Jurong Shopping Centre

FairPrice Clementi A

1st to 30th Oct

FairPrice Finest Bukit Timah Plaza

FairPrice Sun Plaza

FairPrice Finest Thomson Plaza

FairPrice Xtra Ang Mo Kio Hub

FairPrice Hougang Point

FairPrice Rivervale Mall

FairPrice Finest Seletar Mall

FairPrice City Square

FairPrice Hyper Sports Hub

FairPrice Finest Marine Parade

FairPrice East Point

FairPrice Tampines Mall

12th Oct to 18th Oct

Guardian Lot

15th Oct to 30th Oct

FairPrice Xtra Nex

19th Oct to 25th Oct

Guardian Jurong Point

Don’t miss this opportunity to create bonding time with your young ones (at home)! 🙂 Have fun!

Disclaimer: We received a Friso Play Set from Friso for the purpose of this article. No further compensation was received. All photos, opinions and fun moments belong to writer’s family.

Fly high in the sky

Is there a special activity which your family enjoys doing together?

We don’t exactly have (only) one. But we are an advocate to bring the children out to run and expend their energy in the nature as much as possible.

Nothing beats a green green grass with massive ground to run!

One of our favourite outdoor place is the Marina Barrage – a grateful realisation that it is the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s vision two decades ago which created this place to increase the water catchment areas for Singapore.

That aside, there is a huge green patch purposefully designed above the reservoir which served as a lifestyle attraction for many locals and tourists.

And this is one of the best kite flying (central) location as it is unblocked with strong winds and comes with a picturesque Singapore skyline.

With a new “Kungfu Panda” kite gifted by Xi En’s uncle for his birthday, he couldn’t wait to fly it.

We were there 2 weekends ago and we had a great time setting the kite up high!

The wind was so strong that the kite picked up the wind within a few tries. And before you knew it, we have a happy duo flying a kite.

This is a priceless moment to me. I loved that uninhibited; un-posed, candid shot of these 2 boys. The thrill and excitement speaks volume.

“A kite only flies if it’s tethered.” – Victor Robert Lee

I didn’t felt that Xi En could handle the kite alone. But Daddy, doing what Daddy is good in, taught him to hold on to the strings tightly with 2 hands lest he “fly away with the kite”.

“Imagination is the highest kite one can fly” –  Lauren Bacall

And Mummy do what Mummy is good in – pose for photos. 🙂

“True courage is like a kite; a contrary wind raises it higher.” – John Petit-Senn

Our kite flew really high but was cut off by another kite when the strings crossed path. The Kungfu panda kite brought down another couple’s kite along its descent. But no one complained. This is part of kite-flying; as expected in land-scare Singapore, we lived with tolerance for other kites (and people) and vice versa.

We hoped our boys learnt some life lessons; even if your kite descended, you can pick it up and make it soar once again.

Simple pleasures in life come in the form of kite flying.

Do you have special moments like these? Friso Singapore has launched an “Experience More Together” campaign to encourage more of such family bonding moments which I am supportive of. Be inspired by Moms and Dads who shared their own #Frisomoment here .

Friso is also rewarding such moments with instant rewards, weekly prizes and a grand prize of a year’s supply of Friso milk!

Here’s how to participate:

Submit a photo of you and your child sharing a special experience on Friso Experience More Together. Include #FrisoMoment and a caption when you post the photos.

You may submit 1 experience each week.

Each photo submitted will earn you two instant rewards – A Friso Experience journal and a Friso voucher worth $5, $10 or $20.

One of the photos will also be selected and printed in 4R size with a Friso frame and mailed to you.

You will be eligible for weekly and grand prizes if you agree to display your image in the gallery to inspire other parents.

Prizes:

Instant prizes:

Friso Experiences Journal + Friso Voucher will be awarded to every entry.

Weekly Prize:

The best photos will be selected to win the weekly prize. If you didn’t win in the first week, you will still be eligible for the weekly prizes in the remaining weeks of the month.

Week 1 to 2 (7 Mar – 23 Mar) 8 x FujiFilm Instax Mini 8

Week 3 (23 Mar – 29 Mar): 5 x Rebel Kidz Retro Racer Balance Bike

Week 4 (30 Mar – 5 Apr): 5 x Annual Zoo membership – 2 adults + 2 Child

Week 5 (6 Apr -12 Apr) : 5 x GOPRO Hero Camera (this week!)

Week 6 (13 Apr – 19 Apr): 3 x Port of Lost Wonders party package

Week 7 (20 Apr – 30 Apr): 5 x Fujifilm Instax Share Printer

Grand Prize:

A year’s supply of Friso milk.

One winner per month in April will be selected from the top 25 most voted entries for the month. You may vote once per day for each entry.

Period of promotion: 7th March to 30th April 2015

N.B: This post is brought to you together with Friso Singapore “Experience More Together” campaign.