Mon and I planned it a week ago that we will bring Akyn to a playhouse in one of the Malls in Cebu for the first time, for him to see the other kids playing. We wanted him to increase his social skills since he spends most of his time at home playing alone and seldom sees other children. Akyn is still a year and 3 months old with social skills which are not yet developed. When we brought him to the play house, he tended to engage mostly in a Parallel play. He played next to the other children without much interaction and even if he wanted to mingle with them, he lacked the social skills to do so. Perhaps, the socializing task are just too complicated for Akyn’s developing brain. That’s understandable for toddlers aging 18-36 months in which Akyn’s age falls under the same age group. Our role then as his parents, is to promote opportunities to help Akyn learn to interact and play with his peers. Arranging a play date is one of the possible ways that we can encourage Akyn to socialize.
The entrance Fee for SM Cebu Bibo Playhouse costs Php 150.00 during weekdays and Php 170.00 during weekends or Holidays for an hour of play. A Bibo card needs to be swiped to the cashier for the entrance fee payment. A guardian must accompany the child aging 3 years and below with a signed waiver as well. They provided a free pair of socks for Mon before entering the playhouse. I am not sure if kids would still have a free pair of socks too (Akyn was wearing socks before entering the playpen).
Sharing you some of the pictures that we had last Saturday.
I saw how Akyn enjoyed playing from one play area to the next available play area. He was laughing with his Dad who were both sweating from running and jumping around. He wasn’t just practicing on how to socialize but also improving his motor skills by being physically active. It was like hitting two birds with one stone. Fantastic, isn’t it?
Akyn loves to play with these plastic balls at home. I bought him 30 pieces of these balls last December, and when he saw hundreds of these colorful balls available for him to play last Saturday, he was just ecstatic to play with them.
Look on how tired Akyn was after playing. We bought some groceries before heading home. He didn’t even bother looking around and instead rested his head on this cute yellow stuff toy.
What a Saturday well spent with my boys! ♥