One of the best ways for kids to learn is through playing. Like it or not play is not a luxury, in fact it is a necessity for our children. Hence my wife and I have always believed that our Jordan boy and Jasmine girl need the freedom and time to play. After all, play gives both of them the opportunity to practise what they have learnt in school. Having said so, it is important that our kids get to play outside of their comfort zone but at the same time being safe and sound. That is why we have chosen Kidzooona Aeon Melaka to be the place for our kids to play and learn.
Welcome to Kidzooona Aeon Bandaraya Melaka
Just the other day, we had visited Kidzooona Aeon Melaka...AGAIN as both Jordan and Jasmine had been pestering me for quite some time. We were really taken aback as Kidzooona has brought in lots of brand NEW toys, play equipment and some fancy costumes for our kids to really enjoy themselves (which they did). This goes to show that they are really committed to providing quality play time for kids with the latest toys and play equipment. Kudos Kidzooona! :)
Are you ready to play & learn?
Do you know that Kidzooona is actually from Japan? Yep~the hands-on concept found here is actually form the Land of the Rising Sun and this provides children with unique educational play experience that will surely stimulate and encourage them to grow and acquire new knowledge plus valuable skills. Parents will be quick to realize that this is one of the best environments that they can allow their little ones to play where learning, socializing and being active are constantly happening naturally. Let's play!
Children get to wear costumes to make their experience more realistic. :)
The moment you arrive at Kidzooona, you can store your sandals or shoes in a basket and place them neatly in a designated place (this is Japanese culture for you). Ouh~please bear in mind that you need to wear stockings all the time while you are in Kidzooona as the place is meant to be spic and span all the time. Before you actually start to play, you will need to sanitize your hands with the provided sanitizer. This goes to show that cleanliness and hygiene is really a top priority for Kidzooona, which of course earns bonus points from parents like me as we all want to ensure that our kids are playing in a clean and healthy environment right?
Mommy was their first customer
Here's your ice cream
So what's your flavour?
Jordan & Jasmine the ice cream sellers.
Honestly speaking we really didn't know where to start as there were so many new toys and play equipment to have fun with. So we actually advised both of them to go from one station to the other in the Role Play Town to ensure that they got to try everything. First up was ice cream stall where they could dress up as ice cream sellers and scoop different flavours of ice cream for their customer-A~hem-their beloved mother. Ouh did I mention that you could add different condiments and toppings as well? :)
Who wants some Tokoyaki?
Can I have some please?
The next "stall" that they manned was their Tokoyaki Stall. I was really elated with the costumes that they got to wear. I mean both of them look so adorable in the Japanese attire. Ha :D Needless to say, this set up really allows kids to enjoy different occupations and learn what they ought to do for each of the different jobs. So after they were done selling those yummy ball-shaped snacks, they took up another job to sell another dish which is really synonymous with the Japanese-Sushi! So what do you want to order? Is it Hotate? Amaebi? Unagi? Don't forget to sip your green tea. OK~I am hungry already.
Welcome to Sushi Bar
So what do you like to have for lunch?
Will it be tuna? Salmon? Or just eggs?
Who wanna savour some fast food?
Look at those delicious patties and bacons. :p
One burger is ready for you
I want extra cheeeesseeeee :D
Want something more westernized? Head over to their Burger Shop where you could sink your teeth into those succulent patties, fresh crunchy lettuce and soft, aromatic buns. I was totally swooned over by the juicy bacons and the creamy cheese which melted in my mouth. It was really fun to make your own burgers by stacking the different ingredients together. Again this was another good learning opportunity for them.
Choose only the finest and fresh ingredients
Welcome to our kitchen
Make sure you clean all your vegetables
And store them nicely
When you have run out of ingredients where do you go? To the supermarket of course. Both of my kids could be seen busy selecting the finest vegetables and fresh produce that they need for their respective stalls. After that what did they do? You wash and clean them before storing them neatly of course. They washed the vegetables in the sink before putting them in the refrigerator. Again I love how they could learn what they needed to do in "real life". With
Waiting for their bells
Action time~let's take down the fire monsters
It is time to save the world
After Jordan boy and Jasmine girl had done dishing out yummy food, they attempted to save the world. Their first tough job was to extinguish the fire serpents with their cute-looking hoses and plastic axe. Ha :D I loved the fire engine whereby one of them (Jasmine) could drive the truck while the other (Jordan) was busy spraying jets of water to put of the fire. It was really "intense" and the blaring sirens made everything more believable. The awesome-looking coats and helmets truly transformed them into the Fire Fighters. :p
Doctors on duty
It is always good to have second opinion
Here's your medicine
They quickly made their way to the hospital to save lives after they were done battling the fiery inferno. Clad in their pearly white doctor's coat, both of them could be seen busy listening to the heartbeat of their patient with their stethoscope. After their diagnosis, they prescribed medication for their lucky little doll patient. They were various tools for them to experiment with which I thought was really exciting. We asked them to tell us what the different equipment would be used for...and they replied with funny answers.
Need any help with your wheels?
We have all the tools that you need
We are just one call away from your stalled vehicle
Jordan the florist. :p
Mommy receiving flowers from his beloved son
Your car has just broken down again? Fret not as mechanics Jordan and Jasmine are in the house to help you fix your cars in their mobile garage. They have all the tools needed to breathe life into your cars again. All you need to do is call them and they will be there in a jiffy. Ha :D Mommies will be happy to know that your kids will be giving your lots of beautiful blooms at the flower shop. Yes~kids can be florists to make the world a more beautiful and fragrant place.
It's time to go for a different ride
It's trampoline time!
Once they were done playing in the different stations and stalls, both of them wanted to loosen up even more with jumping and climbing acts. So they headed to the giant trampoline first. Parents should not worry too much as the trampoline is secured with mesh netting to make sure that our little ones will be safe all the time. Both of my big babies were really enjoying themselves, bouncing up and down without any inhibition at all. Woohoo!
The giant air slider
Let's make our climb now
Be careful Jasmine girl
Let's aim at the targets
You will have plenty of balls to play with
When you are inhibited
It was really fun to jump around, but nothing beats swimming in a pool of balls right? There were literally tens of thousand of blue, white and yellow balls for your kids to play with. And nestled right among the little balls is the majestic air slider that children will definitely have endless fun trying to conquer. I think both my kids climb up and slide down this fun ride countless times~oh boy~they really had a whale of time alright.
There is something for everyone
These hexagonal stacks look interesting
Jasmine figuring out how to toy with them
You can build whatever you want with your creativity
Building blocks for your imagination
This is fun. :)
Look Daddy, it is a dollhouse
Can I have one for my birthday daddy?
Jordan boy admiring the railway tracks
Let's play with sand
Jasmine girl enjoying herself with the magic sand
Do you kids prefer more mind-challenging and hands on tasks? Then they will love to play the new lego-like blocks to help them build what they have in mind. Miss the sand at the beach? Kidzooona got you covered with their magic sand to build your castles. Girls will be screaming when they look at the beautiful wooden doll house whereby they can have tea party together; For boys the sight of the trains and cars will surely excite them. So there is something for everyone here.
It's time to have fun!
Let's dance a little bit to warm up shall we?
Kidzooona's employees patiently guiding the children during the DIY session
Jordan & Jasmine were being meticulously taught.
I am impressed to note that Kidzooona will arrange various activities for all the kids at different time slots. We were lucky to still be there at 12:30p.m. for the DIY session. The session started with the employees teaching the kids to dance a little bit before moving on to the crafting activity. I gotta commend the employees for being so meticulous and patient while guiding all the kids to craft their own star and moon that would be stringed together. All the kids really had fun during the DIY session. This is truly what we call learn and play right?
Yay~their moons and stars are ready
There is a special are for babies.
Parents who will be bringing their toddlers (0-2 years old) will be happy to know that there is a special area just for them to play. I understand that there are special packages for parents who want to throw birthday party for their children here. It will be fun for sure to celebrate your birthday here right? Do you know that there are in total 29 Kidzooonas in Malaysia? If you are thinking about bringing your kids to have fun and learn in a safe and hygienic environment, do head over to one of the Kidzooonas right now. All in all, Kidzooona is really one of the best places in Melaka for kids to play and learn at the same time.
You can join so many fun activities that have been prepared.
Kidzooona Aeon Bandaraya Melaka
Location: Lot S71, S72, S73, Second Floor Aeon Mall Bandaraya Melaka
Entrance Fees (Price): RM12 (Weekday); RM20 (Weekend)
Operating Hour: 10a.m. till 10p.m. daily