2015 is coming to an end and the school holidays are upon us. This is a blissful, magical time for commuters around the country as road congestion and traffic jams are significantly reduced. However, for parents across Malaysia this can be a nightmare as they struggle to come up with new things to do to keep their children amused and entertained.
‘Mum…..I’m bored! Play with me Daddy!’
To avoid these inevitable protests from the children it’s important that you plan fun activities they can get involved with, learn from and hopefully burn their energy to give you some peace and quiet!
Fortunately, Malaysia is full of great activities for kids and families and EZTakaful has compiled some of them for you to get out and explore with your families.
Get On a Fun2Sea Voyage with Aquaria KLCC.
Starting from 7th December until 31st December 2015, Aquaria KLCC is presenting a Fun2Sea Voyage this festive season with an exciting new series of underwater Christmas fun. Keep an eye on the schedule for the Giant Pacific Octopus who can unwrap presents, the magical real life mermaids, and of course, Scuba Santa. There also are engaging workshops including daily educational activities. Don’t forget to head to the MoonLab at Station Aquarius where via the newly launched Holodeck you and the kids can go on an augmented reality journey (Daily, 2-3pm).
For feeding times and other visitor information, visit the official website: http://aquariaklcc.com/visitors-info/feeding-times
A touch of France for free
Want to broaden your kid’s linguistic horizons by exploring a new language with free trial class? Alliance Française is the perfect answer. Based in Bangsar and Lorong Gurney, Alliance Française is a unique association that aims to promote both the French language and culture all around the world. The Alliance Française de Kuala Lumpur organises cultural events in-house or out on a monthly basis: cinema, music, performances, exhibitions, dinners and conferences as well as traditional French celebrations.
Furthermore, they offer a free trial of their oral and grammar classes, and their Media Library offers you almost 7,000 items to discover classic and contemporary French literature, borrow a movie or just study in a quite environment. Access is open and free to all, with membership entitling you to borrow items such as books, videos, and CDs.
Official website: http://www.alliancefrancaise.org.my/index.php/en/
Enrich the children with the colours of art and painting.
Located at Publika Solaris Dutamas, The Studio @ KL provides a space for your children to paint in a professional open plan art studio for designed for young artists. The children can paint on a canvas and easel, creating their own piece of art under professional guidance.
It is claimed that there are many benefits to exposing your child to the joy of painting. Researchers note that young people who are involved in the arts and painting in particular are more balanced, confident and creative. Paints, painting knives, brushes, sponges, easels, palettes, canvas and aprons are provided and you can even sign up for a complimentary trial class for your children.
Official website: http://www.thestudioatkl.com/
Help your child discover their future career
Based in Petaling Jaya, Kidzania is an edutainment centre designed to prepare kids for the workplace. Resembling a mini-city, with child-sized replicas of office buildings and cars, kids get to take turns ‘working’ in over 90 different types of jobs, including pretending to be a surgeon, pilot, secret agent, lawyer, news anchor and fire fighter. Kids at the simulated News Straits Times Press office are given the task of roaming the ‘city’ to find news to write and publish or deliver copies of the paper around the city or collect them for recycling.
The best part is that you shouldn’t worry about your child’s safety as on-site Zupervisors are thoroughly professional and handle kids extremely well. Plus to help you keep track of your child at this busy and popular one-stop learning centre, they have to wear an electronic tracking bracelet that prevents them from leaving Kidzania without their parents.
Official website: http://www.kidzania.com.my/
Wherever you decide to take your children, make sure you are adequately protected. For Health and Accident Protection at your fingertips download the EZTakaful app now and cover everyone you love!
Next week sees the EZTakaful blog discussing islands…did you know that there are 878 islands in Malaysia? We look at the best 10 Malaysian islands to visit for a well-deserved end of year holiday.