School is out for the summer and children have a lot of free time on their hands. Thankfully, Jakarta is pretty kid-friendly and there are many places that offer children’s products, from the frivolous to the educational.
This week, we find 5 Great places where you can pick up diversions for your young ones.
Yayasan Balita Sehat
This NGO knows how to have fun. Yayasan Balita Sehat runs a small shop that specializes in custom-made costumes for kids. Get your young adventurers’ imagination going with their own special outfits, ranging from mermaids to doctors. Better still, the proceeds here go to providing free schooling for children and helping mothers build income-generating skills.
Visit the website to place your order.
Toko Dunia Bermain
This website allows you to buy new and used items or borrow toys for even your youngest tykes, all from the comfort of your own home. The site features trusted brands such as Fisher Price, VTech and Step2. See the complete selection online.
These large, shiny toy stores are the stuff kids’ dreams are made of. The five outlets spread out throughout Jakarta are stocked from floor to ceiling with a variety of toys ranging from stuffed animals to Barbie dolls and Lego bricks.
This bookstore chain has a fantastic selection of gifts and non-fiction books, but it also has a large section dedicated to children’s books and games. Aksara is sure to be stocked with the latest titles from popular series such as “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” or “Dork Diaries” for your little bookworms.
Master & Blaster
This hole-in-the-wall is the unofficial headquarters of Jakarta’s Nerf-loving community. Here you can get all the latest Nerf blasters, customized to your taste, and the accessories to match. On Sunday afternoons, the foam darts really start to fly, as up to 30 kids take part in an all-out “Mall War.” See where the action takes place on Level 3A at Blok M Square.