A couple weeks back we (the family and myself) were invited to have a family day over at KidZania Kuala Lumpur! It was our first time ever as we (the husband and i) have always somehow thought that our kids were too young to explore in this indoor learning playground.
Boy was i ever so wrong!
KidZania Kuala Lumpur is an indoor family educational +entertainment centre which offers an interactive learning experience for kids in a kid-sized city to deliver the first-of-its-kind edutainment fun. The KidZania experience is about real-life experiences, empowering, inspiring and educating kids through role-play. It was indeed an eye opening experience not only for the children but for the husband and myself as well. Featuring over 90 professions working within a real economy, KidZania allows kids to transcend the boundaries of the grown up world to play their part in a community and also experience the tricks-of-the-trade of their possible dream careers.
Our day started with the children extremely excited for a fun filled adventurous day. As we entered the building towards KidZania the children had no idea of what is to be expected nor did the husband and i. I was completely amazed at how organised and systematic everything seems. They followed a certain procedure whereby upon getting our tickets the children and ourselves (the husband and i) were given a wrist tag that we had to wear at all times within the facility.
The children were also given a cheque each which is suppose to be used to withdraw cash when we head on inside!
Thats us.. being a little crazy just before entering.
Upon entering, we headed over to the bank and the children used their cheque to redeem their cash. It was indeed an eye opening experience for them. I was pretty much amazed at everything i see within the facility.
Once the children had their cash on hand.. it was fun time!
We first headed over to the optometrist where both the children had a wonderful time and role play in understanding the importance of taking care of their eyes.
They were both extremely attentive over what the ‘kakak’ (Big Sister) explained and shared with them on the do’s and don’t about caring for the eye. Each of them even had the opportunity to learn how to remove and wash the lenses of the spectacles provided. I was shockingly amazed by how curious both my children were about the occupation of an optometrist.
Thank you ‘Kakak’ for her time and warm effort in explaining through all the little questions my children had asked that day!
We then walked along and the fire engine had caught our eye. Needless to say, the children wanted to give it a go.
They gave their 101% attention during their role play as the fire girl and fire boy.
They even had an amazing time having a drill of what a fire girl/boy should do when there is a fire.
It was simply brilliant and to watch them interact the way they did that day was simply priceless.
Moving on was the Vitamin Factory. This place is no doubt any kids haven! Upon making payment with the cash they have earned from being an optometrist and a fire girl/boy, they entered the factory to learn how to make Vitagen.
Each child were given a chance to mix and stir while learning the process of how Vitagen is made. It was truly a wonderful experience for the children and to watch their faces bloom into excitement when they saw how a vitagen popped out from the other end of the machine was simply priceless.
The next stop was encouraged by ME. I thought it was pretty cool to let the children learn how important it is to take care of their teeth. Hence, the children went into becoming a Dentist.
Both kids had an funfastic adventure being a dentist digging and removing ‘monsters’ (tar tar and black stuffs) from the toy model on the chair.
They children each participated in learning the right way to brush their teeth and the importance of taking care of their teeth as well. My son was extremely helpful (as you can see from the photo below) 😛
We then head over to collect some photos taken on that day. It was simply adorable that i couldn’t decide on which to pick. >.<
Our last occupation for the day were one of the children favourites. They wanted to learn about being a police girl and boy.
Little details hanging outside the police force.
Being extremely efficient and helpful, they played their role very well and was one of the favourites within the police force.
Salute to the boy
Salute to the police girl.
The idea of role play has given me a whole new perspective and i strongly believe that KidZania is simply a superb way of learning while allowing children have a taste of how our realistic world is like. It teaches them things that words alone can never be enough to express of fully understand. Role playing in KidZania opens up a new level of education and entertainment. I would highly recommend them to parents who would wish for their children to learn through play.
The one thing i regret most was not to bring my children here much earlier. I would most certainly look forward in bringing them to KidZania once again. Thanks for KidZania, our family day was indeed FUNFASTIC!!
To learn more about KidZania and ticket prices and promotions available click the link KidZania Kuala Lumpur.