22 May 2012
OUR WORLD - Kid's Factory
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Part of our world are also places reserved for children only. When I was a little girl, I had the chance to live with my grandparents on the countryside and played in the garden, on fields or with the farmer's children and animals and not in ruins like the city children in Germany in 1945. We built hey houses and invented toys with twigs and paper and grandpa made other toys out of wood.
It was almost the same when our son was a little boy, he could also play in the fields, on the street and in the garden. There were already lots of toys on the market mostly in plastic because this was very in fashion in the 70th. Wooden toys were not appreciated and considered as old fashioned. Today wooden toys are "in" again.
Today to amuse the little once you can take them to the "Kid's factory" where they can play without any danger while mum or dad or another family member can read a book or even work on their laptops because "Kid's factory" also has Wifi. The only hic is that it's once again for privileged children. While on one side of the world children have no toys or have to play in trash mountains, or ruins, the children of the western world when the parents dispose of enough money are lucky to go here :
Entrance fee for one child is 8 € (10 $) for an unlimited time. Of course if you have 5 children to take there it becomes quiet expensive.
But you get quiet a lot for your money and especially, you can stay there in peace, no way that your precious child could be hurt, unless there is a fight between them.
Instead of going to the "Hard Rock café" you go to the "Hard Kid's café"
We were there when they had just opened at 10 am so the café was not yet ready.
I don't know what this was exactly,
it looked like a castle or maybe a ship
For those who want to climb up soft tree trunks and once on top sliding down
or for the elder once this "Air Boy"
The place reserved to the 1 - 2 years old was tested by grandson Toby
who appreciated it very much
things to climb, to turn around laying in a colorful ball mountain and also punching balls for very agitated o aggressive children, nothing was missing.
hard exercise for an 18 months old !
a jumping castle
and last but not least a very tired car !
This "Kid factory" is in Waterloo, where I live and the good thing is that as Waterloo has a lot of English, American, Scandinavian and French families living here, the playground becomes quiet international, language difficulties don't exist amongs children.