Kid Review: Okie Kids Playground
Reviewer’s name: Samuel Roldán Age: 10
What made the experience stand out?
There’s a huge playground inside that’s like when you play at a park but the weather doesn’t have to be just right to use it. You can climb inside and go down slides, go through different areas and play even if the weather is really hot or rainy out.
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What was the best part?
I didn’t expect to be able to play too. My Mom told me we were going to a place for my brothers after school. They are 6 and 3 and I thought that it was just for little kids but it turns out that there are a few Fridays each month older kids can play there too.
What was the worst part?
I wish kids my age could go all the time. The toys are for younger kids, I guess, like to play house or fire station. I still kind of like to play with them, though, because my brothers are younger than I am. More kids my age might feel like that than they really want to admit.
Will other kids like the venue?
It’s perfect for kids that are younger than I am. I don’t think it would work for kids in middle school but elementary is okay on days that’s allowed. I know the playground especially is for age 6 and under so that’s how everything is designed. What they will like about visiting is that they can use all the toys. Sometimes, playing at another kid’s house is fun just because their toys are different than yours. This is like that but also with more areas to play.
Would this venue be enjoyed by your siblings? Why or why not?
Yes, they had a great time. Sometimes when we play at home, I have to help clean up all their toys. I was glad not to have to do that as part of playing with them there. There’s also a lot of climbing they can do inside the playground, which makes them tired in a good way.
If you could do this again, knowing what you know now, what would you do differently?
I would be happier because I would know it wouldn’t just be a boring time of waiting while my brothers played. I’m happy for them when they get to play somewhere but it’s nice to be included.
Does anything you saw match up with what you’re doing in school or have seen somewhere else before?
I’ve seen some of the play areas before, like a cow you can milk, a playground and an art area, but not all in the same place.
What do you think you’ll remember most about Okie Kids Playground?
I’ll remember playing with my brothers before I was too old.
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