Haze, flood and state football team winning the FA cup are some of the reasons schools in Malaysia unexpectedly have holidays. Although the kids look forward to not having to lug their bags and books to school, parents on the other hand now have to deal with the question of how to occupy their children’s time in a beneficial way.
Today’s parents are extremely savvy when it comes to the choice of activities they would pick for their children. It has to be fun yet educational as well so that the little ones enjoy getting an experience that would stimulate their thought processes. Thankfully there are some places that offer the best of both worlds.
Known as an edutainment centre, Kidzania offers learning and entertainment by providing the kids with an indoor kid-sized city. Now if you think that the kids are only going to be strolling in the city like they would in a shopping mall, you’re wrong. Here’s the surprise. The children actually need to take part in various adult jobs. They will be taught on the skills and knowledge required to be a flight attendant, dentist, chef and fire fighter just to name a few. They then take part in simulated scenarios which require the use of the knowledge and skill acquired.
At the same time, these children are earning money through their jobs which can then be used for the purchases they make in Kidzania’s mall. This form of real-life experiential learning allows children to understand the relevance of certain issues like hygiene, safety and even frugality.
Completing all the activities in Kidzania can take you 5 to 7 hours so it is a perfect way to spend your day with the little one as you know that he or she is going to remember that experience for a long time.
Like the name suggests, Star Light Kids is a spaced themed indoor playground. Now don’t let the word playground make you think of this place as just a jungle filled with screaming sweaty kids. Star Light Kids has purposefully created every activity in their space to allow kids not just to play but learn to use their motor and tactile skills in a meaningful way. Security here is excellent mainly because they have watchful staff ensuring that parents have a worry free experience.
Another interesting point to note about Star Light Kids is that they offer personalized party packages and after school classes as well. So the next time you’re wondering about where to take your kids for a fun and active day out, head on to Star Light Kids!