Summer vacations are approaching, so the big question is,
how to keep the kids, constructively involved? I raked my brains and explored
different options. Water parks,
amusement parks, games parlor trust me, nothing excited me enough, to take my
child there. Now, before you think i am being too selective, let me explain, i always
believed- fun should follow some learning. I am not against these parks and
games parlor, but i find them waste of time and money.
Kidzania Noida invited me to come and experience the zone. I
took 3 kids aged seven years with me, as they were going to share the first
hand experience .
Kidzania is located in Great India Palace Mall, Noida. The
moment I stepped inside, it was another world. Sorry, I mean another city,
which was managed by kids. The city had its own economy, separate currency, kid
should participate and earn . That is the best thing, at such an early age;
child is taught the value of money, how to earn and where to spend the money. They
have 90 role playing activities. Child can get a peep in the life of doctor,
police, lawyer, journalist, RJ etc. Not only this, there are miniature factories
of Parle G, Dominos, Kinder Joy, Frooti, Kiwi Orchard, Chocos, kid gets a basic understanding, as how these products are made. In the kiwi orchard,
kids were taught about the origin of kiwis and the types. Every activity
involves certain money, either you have to pay the money to experience the
activity or earn money while doing the activity. So, the kid’s decision making
ability is put to test. He need to keep an eye on his wallet.
Ok, before the parents get this doubt, what will they do
over there? Let me tell you, Kidzania is totally safe, grab a chair, sit back
and relax. Your kids are wearing electronic bands, they can be traced easily.
My key points for recommending Kidzania are:
- Play and learn .
- Edutainment Zone.
- Enhance decision making skills.
- Introduce your child to the world of currency.
7 year old says, “I loved Kidzania, because
it make me feel big like mama and papa. I have to earn money and then spend it.”
,7 year old says, “I got to know, how to
make pizza, now I can make one of my own. Also, I loved to be a commentator.”
7 year old says, “ I will come back here
again, this time I was unable to become pilot, but next time I will definitely experience