In Malaysia, the chance to learn and to have great fun doing it, has become increasingly popular in the region. Educational and fun activities go together like jelly and peanut butter, but many parents don’t share this outlook. They believe that school is for learning only and that time after school is the only time for fun and that’s after the kids have finished all their homework. However, the two things can work together to create a fantastic learning environment where your kid does learn but has lots of fun doing it. When we think about education, we think about responsibility, accountability, knowledge and growing as a responsible adult, and being a productive member of the Malaysian community. However, ‘edutainment’ has taken over and it looks like it is here to stay.
They Go Together.
Education and fun can walk hand in hand and one can make the other better. Indoor theme parks for kids in Malaysia are now incorporating rides and games into their timetables, and kids can now have lots of fun, and still learn at the same time. Some indoor theme parks offer real kids cities, where only the kids are welcome, and they get to experience the life of a popular occupation that they want to be, when they grow up and become an adult. These cities use their own kind of play money, and it is a currency that can buy various things within the city. It is a great way for kids to learn about the real ways of the world, and what life has prepared for them, when they go out into the workplace.
Using educational rides, where kids travel through a make believe world and discover dinosaurs and animals and plants, is what can be experienced in these learning based theme parks. There is no reason why your kids can’t learn and have fun at the same time. For those families that don’t live in Malaysia, there are always opportunities to come here and experience this great learning experience. Malaysia is a beautiful country with great transport systems and great accommodation for large families, and welcomes all with open arms.
These indoor theme parks offer kids a great way to learn about jobs, by incorporating role plays into their learning. The kids get to dress up in the clothes of their favourite occupations, and they get to experience what it would be like to be a fireman, a policeman or any other popular job, that most kids love. In these learning ‘cities’ the kids get to earn currency created in this place, and they get to spend it throughout the city. They learn about the value of money and how hard it is to earn, and how quickly it can be spent. It really does help prepare kids for the real world out there, but also makes it a fun activity. The kids actually learn, without realising that they are.
Next time, you think about how you can get your kid to learn more, think about a place where learning and fun takes place, and take your child there. Your kid will thank you for it.