MALAYSIAN KIDS DISCUSS MONEY, WORK AND FAMILY LIFE IN FIRST KIDZANIA BI-ANNUAL KIDZ SURVEY

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Results Show Kids are Financially-aware, Career-conscious and Family-oriented
* Almost 8 out of 10 kids save money for the future or to buy something special
* They love learning how to do different jobs; 82% reported that they could see a future career for themselves in their favourite role-play experience
* Over a third said they value family time over material goods



The KidZania Bi-Annual KidZ Survey, commissioned by KidZania Cities in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore in partnership with Agility Research, saw over 500 kids interviewed across both Cities in 2017. Participants ranged from 7-15 years old, who talked about financial literacy, career aspirations, and preferences.


“KidZania Kuala Lumpur revolves around children - we want to know what they are thinking, what they find relevant and interesting. Through this survey and other initiatives such as the KidZania CongreZZ, we give them a voice and a role in making the experience better for all children,” said Shahrul Nizar Ahmad, Mayor of KidZania Kuala Lumpur.


The results revealed that modern kids are well-versed in basic money management, aspirational in their career choices and appreciative of their families. Key findings include:

Malaysian Kids Know How to Save… and Spend
Most children receive a regular allowance and more than three quarters save money for the future or to buy something special, with almost a third saving up to buy a new mobile phone, tablet or laptop.

Over a third of the survey respondents said their experience at KidZania taught them about savings and expenditure, and 70% choose to deposit their earnings at the KidZania central bank, instilling an appreciation for the value of money and teaching money management skills.



Family Bonding and Relationships

While kids value family time over material goods, almost 50% reported having less than 2 hours of family time each day. With strong family relationships being a critical factor for growing children, KidZania Kuala Lumpur aims to include more parent-child activities and role-playing establishments to encourage more quality family time.


Hopes & Dreams for the Future
Kids cited personal interest and their parents as role models being the two main factors that influence their future career choice. The majority indicated they desired to be a teacher or doctor, careers which are familiar through regular exposure; however, they also expressed that their favourite experience at KidZania involves learning how to do different jobs, broadening their horizons for the future. Over 80% reported that they could see a career for themselves in their favourite role-play experience which, in KidZania Kuala Lumpur, are fire fighter and pilot.


Almost half the respondents also expressed their top learning experience included skills such as teamwork (46%) and independence (47%), reaffirming KidZania’s ‘Learn Life Today’ philosophy and the importance of role-playing as a means to develop strengths and discover new interests.


For more information about activities and events at KidZania Kuala Lumpur, visit www.kidzania.com.my or www.facebook.com/KidZaniaKualaLumpur, or
call the KidZania Careline 1300 88 KIDZ (5439) from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm, Monday to Sunday.

Teens Tour Guide Holiday Program by Johan Speaking Academy @KL TOWER MINI ZOO

Monday, December 11, 2017



It's Saturday that I attended the Teens Tour Guide Holiday Program at TTDI at Johan Speaking Academy. The day where I prepared myself to learn more and there's team building involved. Usually my Saturday has the tuition classes at tuition centre, I am glad that there's time off for me to learn more this school holidays. I like to go Johan Speaking Academy because I can learn different program every time and can stand on stage for kids public speaking.

There are animals that I need to know about their habitat of where they are from, and what they eat. Not just that because I need to speak to tourist and also explain about the animal, do you know that there's few types of parrots available at KL Tower Mini Zoo.

At the entrance of KL Tower Mini Zoo the parrots are bigger than the ones in inside. No worry as there's staff there as well that will explain which parrots suitable for younger children to handle. Animals that I got to share about their animal habitat to the tourists are African Grey Parrot, dusky wallaby, legless lizard that looks like a snake, ferret, milipede, Malayan Porcupine, Eclectus parrot. It's good that we have different types of animals to know and to talk to tourist about these animal habitat. I always like to know more about animal because they are so many of them, you can see video below on my speech I share with you about few of my favourite animals.


When arrival at the KL TOWER MINI ZOO, I have gathered with my friends at entrance. They also take part in the Teens Tour Guide holiday program. I also know of new friends in this kids public speaking, first time to meet with school mates as well.

I would like to go Johan Speaking Academy again because teachers Johan and Cherry are friendly and they have patience teaching kids public speaking.

Teens Tour Guide Holiday Program @KL TOWER MINI ZOO

Thursday, December 7, 2017

 If you have no idea on what to do this school holidays, can take a look at Johan Speaking Academy, they are having this Teens Tour Guide Holiday Program that you can take part. It's going to be my first time to go the KL Tower Mini Zoo.

This school holidays it's going to be fun and exciting as I am taking part in this Teen Tour Guide Holiday Program.
It's my first time to take part in this Teens Tour Guide Holiday Program, the last program I took part was the Kids Tour Guide at Farm in the City. I like animals and like to know about their habitat. I can build confidence from and enhance my communication skills with others. I will also know of new friends and also be a day of tour guide in this holiday program.

Just sharing this info with my readers and friends. This Program is brought to you by Johan Speaking Academy with KL Tower Mini Zoo as collaboration partner. If you have interest to take part do contact the person in charge below.

Details:
Date: 9 & 10 December 2017 (Saturday & Sunday)
Time: 9:30am to 3:30pm
Age: 10 to 15 Years Old
Venue: 1st day at TTDI (Johan Speaking Academy)
2nd day at KL Tower Mini Zoo
Contact: Cherry 016 258 9038
Email us at : TeensPublicSpeaking@gmail.com

Sleep with Sharks

Thursday, November 23, 2017

School holidays school, where are you going? How about go sleep with sharks, can find the info on their website too. Cannot believe that the last I was invited with my family to Aquaria KLCC was in year 2016. Yeah this sleep with sharks I have not try yet, I saw that it's for children like me. Suitable for 6 years old to 12 years old.

Sleep with Sharks Programme.
You will need to bring the following items:
Jacket / jumper (compulsory)
Shoe (we will be going outside for the morning walk in the morning)
Toiletries (slippers, toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush, towel, etc.)
Pajamas
Socks
Clothing for the next day
A sleeping bag
Sleeping mat & blanket
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exceptional; for your comfort
Small Pillow
 
* No flashlights, glow sticks, Gameboys, music players, candy or gum please!

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Paddle boat @Amverton Cove Golf & Island Resort

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

It's a nice gloomy day, looks like I am going to share with you a good time to enjoy family time together. My first time to paddle boat as instead of kayaking because I didn't want to


Paddle boat is great as we can paddle here together, we take turns, except for my little brother as his legs cannot reach. It's my first time to go this Amverton Cove Golf & Island Resort. I have a good time with my mom and brother as we like swimming together. We watch out each other in the swimming pool.

It's so fun that I want to go back there, my mom told me that on first night I fall off my bed. I did as I have a good sleep, my mom saw me quickly climb back up to bed and continue to sleep. Yeah after the short holidays, we are back to school. Time for study harder and go to tuition school and outside as well.

Next year I am Standard 6 and UPSR exam in 2018 year, also the year that my little brother will enter my primary school for Standard 1. We will not meet each other during break time as we are half an hour difference during the school's break time.

Many food has been ban from canteen namely mash potato, nuggets. I am not sure of what my little brother will be having, as for me daily I am eating curry noodle as my favourite food been ban from sell in canteen. There's still plenty of Nasi Lemak available but I seldom eat Nasi Lemak.


Hot Wheels Fans, yes I am!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The day I went to tuition for BM and Science which is clashed the event that my mom told me at Sunway Pyramid about Hot Wheels. Yeah I and my little brother are fans of Hot Wheels, sadly he too cannot make it with my mom for this kids event because he has got Kindergarten to attend.

It's Deepavali today, here to wish all my friends and family members Happy Diwali.


Kids Tour Guide of Johan Speaking Academy

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

It's beautiful Sunday, early morning I woke up to prepare myself as I am ready for the Kids Tour Guide at Farm In The City. On Saturday I supposed to go tuition but my mom told tuition teacher that I will be attending the Kids Tour Guide program at Johan Speaking Academy located at TTDI. So I have done the test at tuition center on Friday. It's the day where we get to know the task for next day. It's a fun workshop as I get to know new friends and met old friends too.

 Yes, I am ready with my friends as Kids Tour Guide. You can see we are in blue shirt of Johan Speaking Academy except me because I am BIG. There's pink color shirts for the girls, while blue  color shirts for the boys.
 On Sunday, its the day that we need to be Kids Tour Guide. So the tour guide of Farm In The City give us a tour at the farm. We need to take note of type of turtle that we need to talk about and recognize the species of animals. The tortoise and turtle farm, the place where we get to see giant tortoise.
 The last time we went to Farm In The City was in year 2014. I am happy and glad to be back and there are so many animals to see there. As a Kid Tour Guide, my team has another 3 members. We have to speak of two or one animal each person. I talked about Ostrich and Goat to tourist. As for my friends, they talked about the types of turtles.



yeah , as you know I joined the Kids Tasty Speech and now is the Kids Tour Guide. What's next? Stay tune on my blog to find out. When you think of besides tuition and daily going to school. What else can kids do? Why not check out Johan Speaking Academy, there have many kids program to choose from.

my friends are Kids Tour Guide having their speech on favourite animal.

Farm In The City, is a good place to see many types of animal. There's pet village, exhibition hall, bird aviary and many more. Raccoon feeding is one of my favourite as I get to share the feeding with my little brother. There's machine of food for animal and we need to insert money in the machine to get the token. RM2 is equal two token for a pack of animal food.



Happy to be Kid Tour Guide of the day, thank you Johan Speaking Academy and my parents for the support.
Group photo with Kids Tour Guide and Johan Speaking Academy