Kidzania is AMAZING!
This is an “indoor city run by kids” and they have them all over the world. What I’m most excited about is that they have Careers fairs coming up for children in January and March in London so they can start to think about what they’d like to be and what they need to do to get there.
When I was younger, I didn’t realise there was a different option other than going to University. I think it was my Secondary School, being a Grammar school, we were never really told about other options to getting to the career you wished for.
I always wanted to be a teacher, and I was! For 6 years, when I got disenchanted with our Education system. Having a Kidzania when I was younger might have meant I had different ideas. But I’ve ALWAYS wanted to be a writer.
We got to experience Kidzania in an adult only evening. (There may have been Prosecco for us big kids)
In Kidzania, the children can be newspaper reporters and even host a radio show!
They earn Kiddos which they can spend in the shop or save. Some experiences such as the Smoothie making or Burger building, means the children have to pay to take part.
There’s an amazing experience where they dress up as Emergency services, ride in mini Fire Engines or Ambulances to work together on the scene of a burning building.
There’s fashion designing opportunities.
And it wouldn’t be More to Books without sharing the KidZania National Library!
More to books…
For the postal deliverers, excite them with The Jolly Postman at Christmas. An interactive book with envelopes. One for supervised reading with your younger readers. A book to cherish forever.
More to Reading…
It is a great idea to give our children a plethora of different material to read, from fiction to non- fiction, from books, to leaflets, to recipe books to newspapers and magazines.
To inspire our older readers. The Week Junior is for 8 to 14 year olds and is available as a subscription.
My favourite part is the Book Club which recommends a book of the week, a reader recommendation, and ask the author sections as well as a column for books about a certain topic. This particular issue that I picked up for free at Kidzania also had a “Books for Christmas” 7 page section, of which Lego Christmas Iseas were recommended. I totally bought that for a few of my Nanny children, past and present.
What do your children want to be when they grow up?
Send in a picture of them with a book or dressed up as what they would like to be when they are older?
Love Kat x