Wondering the 10 big things kids can do at KidZania Manila? In my post about KidZania Manila, I’ve mentioned how excited we are to visit it. It is the kid-sized indoor play city built for children that opened at Park Triangle Mall in Bonifacio Global City. With over 100 role-playing activities, KidZania Manila provides a unique and realistic educational environment. It that allows kids between the ages of four and 14 to get hands-on experience on their dream jobs.
KidZania Manila banks on the power of personal experience as a learning tool to help kids find out about how society functions, and develop their independence, self-esteem and real-life skills, so they can get ready for a better world. The goal is to spark kids’ imaginations, ignite their minds, nurture creativity, and inspire real-world exploration. As a parent, I do not wanted to miss this opportunity for my children. For me, it is a world full of fun, educational activities, and learning that will create wonderful memories and inspirations for kids.
Here are 10 big things kids can do at KidZania Manila:
- Become a citizen.
KidZania Manila establishes itself as a fully-functional society for kids, primarily promoting good citizenship. Interesting in promoring good citizenship! Kids can apply for a paZZport to become naturalized citiZens and fully enjoy the benefits of belonging to this great nation. Enrollment at the B•KidZanian program has three Citizenship levels. What is more engaging here is that with each visit, KidZanians accumulate stamps that allow them to upgrade their citizenship level and thus unlock privileges, earn more kidZos, and have more fun.
- Seek employment.
Before choosing the preferred profession of a child at KidZania from over 100professions, he/she need to go through an orientation that will help him/her identify his/her strengths and careers that fit them.
Kids get better direction in the jobs that they wish to pursue inside the city after consulting the employment office.
- Tell the story of KidZanians.
In KidZania Manila’s Newspaper office, Children’s storytelling skills can be developed further as they play the role of a journalist. Here, they learn the basics of newswriting after which, they are given the chance to write their own story for the city. Kids wants to make stories and you’ll be surprise at how imaginative they are.
They can also let their creativity soar at the Magazine Publishing Company, and write a feature story or illustrate their very own comic strip.
- Investigate a crime.
I guess the Police department is one of the popular destination of the profession that kids love. For kids who dream of helping keep the peace and order in the real world, KidZania also has its own law and order institutions, such as a Court House and a Police Department. When they sign up to work at the Police Station and Crime Scene Investigation establishment, they will get to play detectives investigating and solving cases, and participate in trials at the Court House.
- Learn how to fly a plane.
Another big thing that kids would really want is to be a pilot. Wannabe pilots will be in awe once they step inside the Aviation Academy where they train on real flight simulators, and learn how to take off and land an aircraft. Apart from being a pilot, they can train to be a cabin crew member, too! The setting is truly interactive for kids!
- Save lives.
Becoming a doctor is a top choice among children, and they can live out this dream at KidZania Manila. A meaningful startup for kids to learn the basics and how it is to deal with the situation during emergencies. They can role-play as surgeons, paramedics, or veterinarians, and perform simulated procedures, giving them a glimpse of what it is like to save lives for a living.
- Earn as they work.
By earning while they work in KiZania Manila, kids will learn the value of their hard work. It will be rewarding for Kids as they earn kidZos, KidZania’s currency, for every job they perform. Through this, they get an introduction to financial literacy through basic transactions involving their earnings. It so wonderful to know that they can use their kidZos to buy items from stores like the Joy Basket and Department Store, and avail of services inside the city.
KidZos earned from other KidZania facilities are accepted at KidZania Manila after having them exchanged at the bank. With this fun learning process, kids will understand the steps on how to manage their finances.
- Open a bank account.
On their first visit, kids can open their own personal bank account and will be given their own personalized ATM card which can be used at any of the city’s ATMs to withdraw their kidZos. When I go to the bank with my child, he normally thinks that I just get money from my deposit at the bank and wish he had that ATM card too. With their own personalized ATM card, kids will be mindful and learn about saving money by apportioning their earned KidZos and enrolling for a savings account that will earn interest.
- Get the license to drive.
My son once told me that when he grow up he wanted to drive a car. Getting their hands on the steering wheel is always an exciting activity that kids can’t wait to learn. It’s cool to know that KidZania Manila has its own driving school where kids can eventually secure a driver’s license and be able to operate a car within the play city.
The play city also has a car dealership shop where kids can know more about car design and assembly and a gas station where they can learn how to check tire pressure, change oil, and operate a gas pump. I bet this is going to be fascinating for kids especially the boys.
- Discover their green thumb
We have a mini garden at home. I found my son to be interested with planting and harvesting. At KidZania Farm House Store and Urban garden, kids can foster an improved appreciation for food as they learn its value and the responsibility of growing something. As green grocers and urban farmers, KidZanians will understand how fruits and vegetables find their way into their homes as they go through the process of planting, harvesting, and delivering the produce. I am sure that it will be an amazing experience for them to learn about the process from planting to harvesting, and delivering the produce.
They also get to examine and care for trees in the garden and around the city as they assume the role of an arborist. They are taught how to take care of the native trees—narra, bitaog and balete—seen in the city. I think that once they’ve discovered the processes at the Farm House, they will more appreciate the worth of the harvested foods and enjoy eating fruits or veggies.
Want to know more? Let your kids experience the learning and fun at KidZania Manila! For more information, visit manila.kidzania.com.