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Entertainment at Zone 2000 ,Ramayana Mall ,Bintan-Indonesia

Zone 2000 is a family friendly arcade game center located in Ramayana Mall, Bintan, Indonesia.If you look for things to do with kids in Bintan Island then this arcade center can be one of the places you should visit during your shopping trip to Ramayana Mall.

Zone 2000 Bintan

It was the time for another weekend getaway after our Batam holiday. We spent 3D2N holiday in Bintan and it was full of happy experiences. Among the good food, family time and shopping activities we want to find some entertainment activities for the kid. Basically he loved the hotel we stayed. Other than the playtime at the hotel premises, Zone 2000 is one of the places he enjoyed his time during the stay in Bintan.

Zone 2000 Bintan Island

On our 3rd day of Bintan trip, we planned to shop at Ramayana Mall. It is one of the popular shopping malls in Tanjung Pinang area. We hired a taxi to reach the shopping mall. Although it is not a big shopping mall, there are enough shops inside with items such as clothing, souvenirs and groceries. The upper level is dedicated to Zone 2000 family game center.

Zone 2000 arcade center Bintan
Entry pass to Zone 2000 arcade center

Kid was happy to encounter this games center. Anyway we do not encourage him to play in arcade centers unless we are on a holiday. We bought the entry card with the basic amount of money needed. As I remember it was Rp 35,000 (Around SGD 3.50).This amount was good enough for the kid to play few games until he was tired.

Bintan with kids
A Happy Train ride 🙂

I was in a plan to top up if necessary. But, he was happy with all the games and entertainment he had in Zone 2000 arcade center.

Zone 2000 games center
Playing an arcade game
Things to do in Bintan with kids
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Kid had so much fun with catching frogs
Bintan Indonesia with kids
Zone 2000 Bintan
Happy rides
Zone 2000 Bintan
This crocodile was going up and down and was not a smooth ride for the kid.In the middle of the ride he asked me to take him down.
Zone 2000 Bintan

Overall it was a good break during our shopping trip to Ramayana Mall.After all kid was happy with the games and entertainment at Zone 2000.If you wish to pay a visit during your Bintan getaway,it is located at the Ramayana Mall.Usually taxi drivers know this place and they will take you to the shopping mall.

Location: Zone 2000,Ramayana Mall, Tanjung Pinang, Bintan Island (Riau Islands), Indonesia

Also check our visit to My Little Giant.

Fun Name Games for the First Day of School

First day of the school is exciting. Both teachers and students are excited with first day of school and other activities they have to involve. Usually in first day of school we can see teachers try to welcome their students making a warm environment for them. But, there are some students who are bit shy. Also there may have new faces who don’t want to mingle with others. This is where you want some name games to break the ice.

Back to school games are really helpful to break the ice and to create a comfortable environment for all the students. They can play the games together and feel relaxed. They will know each other and they will also make new friends.

Fun Name Games for the First Day of School

Here are few name games which you can use in the first day of school and have lot of fun.

Name Game 1: Find Objects to Describe Me

This is a fun game for students to involve. Ask students to go through their backpacks and belongings and find 2-3 objects. Then ask them to describe the selected items including why they like the selected item. This will be a fun activity to do with whole class while they enjoy listening to other students describe their objects.

Name Game 2: Name Line

Name line is another popular and fun name game which is suitable to break the ice of the first day of school. This is how to play. Make all students to stand in a line. Then ask them to tell their name and some of favorite things. Now it is turn for the next students. He needs to tell his name, favorite thing and also the name and favorite things of the previous student. Likewise you can continue the game till all students describe their favorite things.

Above are two most popular fun name games for the first day of school. I also found these fun name games are interesting. All these name games and activities are good for kids and make them excited in their first day of school.

Join The 24 hours Challenge Fun with The Game Master

Do you like to experience real excitement with your family members? Or do you like to find exciting family fun activities? Are you bored of traditional games that you have to play when you want to engage in family fun activities? If so, here is the best idea to find more adventure games!

Anyway, before exploring more family adventures, do you know what an escape room challenge is? I am sure almost all of you know.

24 hours Challenge

But, if you don’t know, let me brief what are escape room challenges!

What are escape room challenges?

Well, escape room is an adventure game which your team will assemble in a room before starting the challenge. When the game starts you will have 60 minutes to complete your mission of escaping the room. That sounds exciting, scary and fun, right? When the challenge starts, the clock will starts ticking too to make your heart beats fast. Yes, I am not joking. Your heart will beat fast!

Well that is all about escape room challenge and it is usually last for 60 minutes.

What are 24 hours challenges?

These games are not for 60 minutes fun. Most of These games are for 24 hours challenge with your family members. This sounds so much fun, exciting and adventurous right?

Rebecca Zamolo has invented adventure games which brings excitement for your whole family. These escape room challenges are full of fun and excitement which are ideal as family fun activities. Such thrilling and sweating moments will improve your bonding as a family. These games and challenges will improve the team spirit.

24 hours challenge Videos by The Game Master

Who is Rebecca Zamolo?

Well if you follow Rebecca Zamolo on YouTube, then I don’t have to introduce her to you. She is a well famous social star and entertainer who is best known for her comedic videos. You can find her on her self-titled YouTube channel, which recently surpassed 7 million subscribers. She is also one-half of Matt & Rebecca YouTube channel alongside her husband.

Why Rebecca is so much popular among the fans of adventure games and escape room challenges?

The reasons are really simple.

Rebecca regularly produces challenge videos, puzzle and game videos and 24 hour challenge videos. She is also known as the inventor of The Game Master Network.

If you want to find out the actual reasons why Rebecca Zamolo and her You Tube channel is getting popular day by day then you should check her YouTube channel!

Choose your favourite 24 hours challenge by visiting Rebecca Zamolo YouTube channel. I am sure you will be excited and subscribe to the challenge to watch all the new videos she add!You can watch new videos every week!

Tiny Finger Zone-Place for Best Magnetic Blocks For Kids

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We as parents always like to give our kids safe and educational toys. With a simple toy, they learn so many things. If the toy is safe and if it enhances some skills of the tiny hands and mind, then sure it is a good toy to introduce to any kid.

It is same with us at home. We don’t buy lot of fancy toys. Instead we like to buy simple toys which enhance the skills of our little son.
Recently I found a new educational and safe toy which is good for kids to spend more time while experimenting with their creative ideas. What I found are magnetic blocks in different colors.

Magnetic blocks by Tiny Finger Zone are perfect to stimulate creativity of your child with lot of learning ideas. These magnetic blocks are designed to enhance the skills of kids with safe play with educational toys.

Magnetic Blocks For Kids

Anyway, if you have any doubt on why you need to introduce magnetic blocks to your child, let me share some helpful ideas.

  • Recent researches shows that children need to play in order to learn. They need to touch, see, and make in order to enhance their skills.
  • By introducing different colorful blocks it opens the door for imagination and creative ideas.
  • Using colorful magnetic blocks, you can provide your kids a learning environment to enhance their fine motor skills including stack, group and creating new patterns as they imagine.
magnetic blocks by Tiny Finger Zone

Other than above mentioned, magnetic blocks also have below features.

  • You can help them learning to count using magnetic blocks
  • These magnetic blocks help tiny minds to think more and solve problems.
  • Magnetic blocks are great to build in any direction, against gravity. That is a main feature of magnetic blocks over normal building blocks.
  • Even if you don’t have young kids, these are great as gifts for birthdays or even for no reason.

Just have a look into www.TinyFingerZone.com, you’ll find more details.

5 Tips For Buying A Family Quad Bike On A Budget

Buying a family quad bike is a big decision. There are lots of different makes and models, and plenty of different prices. But if you’re dead-set on a new family bike, here are our top tips for getting the most bang for your bucks.

Buying A Family Quad Bike

1. Do your research

Talking to dealers is daunting. So, do your homework and figure out what type of quad bike you and your family want. Find out what others say about the model you’re keen on and study the specs. Compare different models so you learn more about bikes.

2. Consider your needs

Why are your buying a new family quad bike? How do you and your loved ones plan on using it? Will you need to carry anything on the bike? Will anyone use it as more than just weekend fun? Will you want to safely carry passengers on the bike? Is it for the whole family or just one or two of you?

3. Consider what you want

While your needs will certainly help you figure out what kind of quad bike you want to buy, your desires are a strong point when it comes to mental negotiations. Brand, for example, is usually an important consideration, as is budget.

Buying Family Quad Bike On Budget

4. How much are you prepared to spend?

Going into a quad bike dealership without knowing just how much you can comfortably afford to spend on a bike is never a good idea. Carefully go through your family finances to understand how much you can safely afford to pay – be it once-off or every month.

It’s worth knowing that there are quality quad bikes for sale with finance online if you’re on a tight budget but still have your heart set on a family quad bike. Shop around, though, as you don’t want to spend an absolute fortune on interest and repayments, and you always want to make sure that you will be able to afford the monthly repayments for the duration of the loan.

5. Understand the salespeople

You never want to try and negotiate with a quad bike salesperson unarmed, and there is a very good reason for that. What it comes down to is that they are also human. Always treat them with respect and, if you’ve done your homework properly, present yourself intelligently. This will go a rather long way in earning a salesperson’s respect as you will be able to communicate on equal ground. You never know, it might just score you the discount you’ve been hoping for!

Buying Family Quad Bike On Budget

If you are able to negotiate quad bike prices, it can help you a lot. That’s because the bike salespeople usually work on a commission-bases. If you’re not too confident about your negotiating skills, take a friend along who could help you out.

Overall, be smart and have fun with your family quad bike buying experience and you’re sure to find yourself getting a lot more of what you want for – hopefully – less than what you’d even budgeted for.

4 Tips to Finding the Best Hoverboard

Since their release, hoverboards have always impressed people of all ages for many different reasons. They are fun to ride, and unlike cruiser bikes that challenge some people, they are very easy to maneuver. Most models have battery-powered systems that will ride well both indoors and outdoors. They are also portable. In addition to that, hoverboards are eco-friendly, inexpensive, convenient and have no maintenance cost. Do not hesitate if you’re planning to buy one. You will certainly enjoy using it.

Buying a cheap hoverboard is a safety hazard since it increases the risk of falling. Other hoverboards may come with low grade parts such as batteries that could harm people. Therefore, it would be essential to consider every aspect and quality of a hoverboard before purchasing one.

Here are the top10bestpro tips to finding the best hoverboard:

finding the best hoverboard

 

1. Safety

 

When shopping for an electronic device, it is important that you ensure they are as safe as possible. Many people tend to overlook safety with disastrous results while buying for hoverboards. Check its battery pack, for example. They are pretty much everything when dealing with hoverboards. Apart from determining how fast and how far you can go, they also add weight to the hoverboard. Batteries that do not overheat and degrade over time will serve you best. Low grade models lack this feature in cells which may cause explosions and burn the house down. They are also a threat to human health. You should also look for UL- certified hoverboards.

2. Build quality

Hoverboards have become very common in their market saturated with different brands all after your cash. If you buying the hoverboard online make sure to choose a trusted manufacturer because there are significant differences in build quality with hoverboards. For instance, the frame, sensors, internal motors, the housing material as well as other electronic components may differ. It would also help a lot to read online reviews before settling on one manufacturer. For clarity, do your homework on a specific model and also pay attention to what customers are saying. For the best quality ensure you choose a reliable manufacturer.

  3. Speed and range

The range of a hoverboard means the total distance it can go with a single full charger. Hoverboards with high range travel far and vice versa. You should consider high range hoverboards for commuting to work or school. Low range hoverboards are suitable for recreation purposes and also cheaper compared to high range ones. When it comes to speed, most models range from 3 mph to 10 mph. There are also those that run up to 12 mph which is very fast. Therefore you should consider the range and speed depending on the purpose you wish the hoverboard to play.

  4. Durability

It would be pointless to buy a product that will break down after a week or two. Make sure you buy a product with durable components to get value for your money. These components include the chassis which should be able to support your weight. Check the wheels too. A durable hoverboard should have sturdy all-terrain wheels.

 

Best Birthday Party Entertainment Ideas for Kids

Entertainment is really important in any kids’ birthday party. Kids can easily get bored. On the other way, kids will easily remember the birthday party when they had loads of fun. This is why it is really important to pay attention on how to provide entertainment for the little guests when you plan any kids’ birthday party!

Below are some of the best birthday party entertainment ideas for kids to keep them busy. And remember, if you don’t plan entertainment ideas and games for the kids, they will start creating their own games and entertainment which can make your party great or ruin your party completely!

Birthday Party Entertainment ideas for Kids

Face Painting

You may think that face painting is a common entertainment idea which happens in any party. But, kids love to get their faces painted and this is a great fun for them. You can easily hire a professional face painter who has experience in similar kids’ parties. If you don’t have any idea on how to hire a professional face painter, check this Kids birthday party guide for professional entertainers. You can even find more entertainment ideas for your little one’s birthday party!

Inflatable party bouncers

Well, kids will not say ‘no’ for bouncing. They love bouncing. This is why bouncing castles and other inflatable bouncers are so much popular in kids’ parties. If you have enough space, then you can easily rent a party bouncer for your kid’s birthday party. I am sure that will be so much fun for the little guests!

Balloon Twisting

Best Birthday Party Entertainment ideas for Kids

Balloon twisting and balloon sculptures are another great idea to entertain kids. They will gather around the balloon twister and ask for their favorite animal or toy. You can easily hire a professional balloon twister for few hours during your birthday party. Watching balloon twisting is also a great idea to improve creativity of kids!

Costumed Birthday party Characters (Party Mascots)

Be it a themed birthday party or any kids’ event, costumed characters get lot of attention from kids. Be it a super hero party or any cartoon character, you can easily surprise the kids by arranging their favorite character to visit the party! Little kids will sure talk about the joyful moments they had with their favorite character for many days even after the party!

There are many other entertainment artists that you can hire for your kid’s birthday party. A magician, clown or even a circus will be a great fun for kids.   You can even arrange arts and crafts for kids with a professional. All these entertainment ideas will help the little ones to spend joyful time on your kid’s birthday party!

Kiddie Rides with Sesame Street Characters

Kiddie rides are so much fun and my son loves to play with such when we are in any shopping mall. Whenever we are at a shopping mall I spend time with him around kiddie rides and he enjoys walking around, riding and talking with the characters.

Kiddie Rides with Sesame Street Characters

Kiddie ride with Sesame Street Big Bird Express!

When we visited AMK Hub last week to see the Balloon Candyland, we spent the day there in the shopping mall. So, my son had the chance to play with kiddie rides at AMK Hub kids play area leisurely till he gets bored. Although these kiddie rides are at a side of level 3,it is like a small indoor playground for kids which they can spend time with their favourite charactors.This time, as he is nearly 3 years old, he knows names of most of the characters in these kiddie rides. He was so happy to meet the friends in Sesame Street and talk and sit with them.These kiddie rides with Sesame Street characters are bright coloured,beautiful and cheerful!A really fun for kids!

Kiddie Rides with Sesame Street Characters

Hello Big Bird! And Elmo is talking to us 🙂

Here are some of the moments of our day at the Ang Mo Kio Hub which we spent mommy and son time while shopping, playing and eating whole day.

Big Bird is one of the popular Sesame Street Characters while Elmo is most of the time admired by moms and kids.Having a ride in Big Bird Express with Elmo and Big Bird was so much fun! 🙂

Kiddie Rides with Sesame Street Characters

There is another set of kiddie rides featuring Sesame Street characters.My son loved his time riding School bus of ‘Cookie Monster’.

Kiddie Rides with Sesame Street Characters

Fun with Sesame Street charactors kiddie rides at AMK Hub.

Do you allow kids to play with Kiddie Rides?

Also check : Back to School shopping in Johor Bahru

3 Best Activities for Toddlers to Keep them Entertained

Toddlers are always with curiosity. They love to learn new things and they can grab the basic concepts easily. I remember last year when my son was a toddler. He was so active and energetic. He could easily grab concepts such as colours, numbers and letter when I used simple methods to introduce him such concepts.

Below are 3 activities which I did with my toddler. He loved those activities, so I know these are easy and fun activities to do with any toddler.

 

1. Colour sorting game

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For this game, you don’t want to spend hours with crafty items. Instead find colourful cups and building blocks. Mix it up and ask your toddler to sort out the clours into the matching cup. This activity will keep him busy while giving the opportunity to learn colours.At the same time this is a good way to improve motor skills of any toddler.

Read more about Colour sorting game

2. Bowling with empty bottles

best Activities for toddlers

Not only for toddlers, this is even a fun game for a preschooler too. We used empty milk bottles from our recycling bin for this game. Once the game is over put back the empty bottles in recycling box and send for recycling.

Other than an activity that keeps kids engaging and active, this is a good way to teach them the concepts such as recycling and upcycling.

Read our post about Bowling with empty bottles!

 

3. Simple Science experiments

best Activities for toddlers

Science for toddlers?  Don’t worry! I am not going to talk about lab experiments. But do you know toddlers are the best age for teaching the basic concepts? Do some fun activities which shows them the science around home. These will be fun and interesting. They will love to do it again and again.

Make some ice cubes from water to explain the concept of liquid stage to ice stage. Add some colour to water and experience the change of colour. There are many ideas!

Check this post on Simple Science experiments with toddlers

You will find many ideas to do with your kid!

 

Above are 3 activities which we did at our home. Even now, I do these activities with my preschooler. Best thing is that these are really easy activities which mommy doesn’t need much time to prepare!

Benefits of Playing Sudoku

Keeping brain active is really essential with aging. That is where games like Sudoku are helpful as it helps to keep the brain active. Playing Sudoku is one of the best ways to keep brain active and function without much effort. However Sudoku is not only a brain active game for adults, it is also suitable for students.

Benefits of playing Sudoku

Sudoku Puzzles

Benefits of playing Sudoku

If you like playing Sudoku puzzles, then you can use paper version or even online Sudoku puzzles. Sometimes it is easier to play online Sudoku as it is easy to access and most of the time freely available. There are many sites which share free Sudoku puzzles online that can access easily and play whenever you want. Anyway, here are some of the benefits of playing Sudoku.

Benefits of playing Sudoku

Online sudoku

As Sudoku is helpful in making brain active, by playing Sudoku puzzles you can reduce the chances of having conditions such as Alzheimers and Dementia. Sudoku will stimulate the mind and it will also help you to improve your concentration. While it improves your memory, Sudoku will also teach you to think and get decisions fast. After all playing a brain active game is good for your health and that will keep you active with sharp and efficient thinking. Same as doing physical exercises, you also need to think of having brain exercises. Sudoku puzzles are a great way to exercise your brain.

How to learn Sudoku?

If you are a beginner or if you don’t know how to play Sudoku, then don’t worry. There are also online sites which share how to play Sudoku tutorials. You can easily find Sudoku tutorials and articles about tips and tricks to play Sudoku efficiently. Therefore you can easily learn this mind active game and make it as a way of keeping your brain active.

Don’t think that playing Sudoku is waste of time. It has benefits as explained above. After all you can keep good health and active mind with such games like Sudoku!

 

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