Kidzooona: an indoor garden to learn through play
Children learn through play,
most importantly in play children learn
how to learn
-O. Fred Donaldson
I am a strong supporter that children is learning through play that is why I wanted to share our lovely experience at Kidzooona located at 5th Level, Waltermart Makati.
Kidzooona is operated by Aeon Fantasy Group, a Japan-based company. Kidzoona comes from the Japanese word Kizuna means the "bond" or "connection" between a parent and a child.
The moment Luigi step in Kidzooona, he is very happy and excited! Who wouldn't be excited if you are surrounded with toys? Toys are tools that help children learn about themselves. As they play, they learn to get along with others and develop fine and gross motor skills.
This indoor playground is both educational and entertaining. It is big, neat, safe and fun-filled environment. It is divided into areas: The Toddler Area, Role Play Town, Ball Pool, Cyber Wheel, Toy Corner, Event Corner and the Parent and Guardian Lounge.
Kidzooona Toddler Area
Most of the indoor playground caters to 3-12 years old that is why most of the parents are hesitant to let their kids enter an indoor playground for safety reasons. This is the reason why Kidzooona decided to have a toddler area to cater to 0-2 years old kids. The branch in Waltermart Makati is the first branch of Kidzooona to have a toddler area where the little ones can climb, slide, jump, crawl or just want to have a little exercise with their parents.
|Mommy Jill and Alexa playing at the toddler's area|
Role Play Town
This area allows children to play and pretend to be postman, chef, ice cream shop owner, sushi maker, fireman all in one day! Each role comes with cute little outfits for them to wear.
I would say that this is my favorite area because there are several stalls for young kids to do pretend play. There are some pretend play scenarios I loved playing as a child and now I get to watch Luigi do the same.
Now here comes the bonus part: Play encourages communication. It allows opportunity to develop speech, language and listening skills. Luigi and I talk while we play. I love seeing and hearing some of the scenarios my son come up with.
|Luigi at the grocery|
|Oh Mr Postman!|
|Luigi as Ice Cream Shop Owner|
The Ball Pool area contains approximately 100,000 white, blue and yellow mini playground balls. Let the kids try the ball pool to dive, walk, swim and throw balls in it.
|Luigi, Cheska and Alexa having fun at the ball pool|
My son and his playmates enjoyed laying down inside and pushing this giant wheel.
|Let's push it!|
This corner brings out imagination through educational toys for kids to play and enjoy. There are trains, doll houses, magnetic shapes, puzzles etc. suitable for building fine motor skills.
I am amazed because the Kidzooona staff prepared games for kids. Winners and non-winners of the game received a small token from Kidzooona. Observing the staff, I can say that they are very effective and efficient because even if there are lots of kids, parents and guardians in the area, they are always there to watch and assist you and your kids.
Kidzooona Parent/Guardian Lounge
I appreciate this area because (if you have older kids) you can stay here and watch your kids from afar. Not all indoor playgrounds have these cozy lounges.
Children who play with their parents and friends learn how relationships work through their play experiences. Thank you Mommy Bloggers Philippines for inviting us to come over to play at Kidzooona. This is a one of a kind experience for me and my son. THIS IS ONE FOR THE BOOKS!
Kidzooona Regular Rates:
Child: PhP 200/hour or PhP400/3 hours
*PhP100 will be charged for every 30 minute extension
Free: (1) one parent/guardian per one (1) child
Kidzooona Branches/ Locations | Contact Numbers:
§ Kidzooona San Fernando Starmills- 2nd Floor, Robinsons Starmills Pampanga (045) 300 2597 | 0917 816 8362
§ Kidzooona SM Consolacion SM City- Ground Floor, SM City Consolacion (032) 423 4156 | 0977 834 9417
§ Kidzooona EDSA Shangri-la Plaza Mall- 4th Level, Shangri-la Plaza Mall 719 2980 | 09778521250 | 0917 5297691
§ Kidzooona Tagum Robinsons- Unit 342-352 3rd Level, Robinsons Place Tagum, Davao Del Norte (084) 218 8448 | 0977 852 1286
§ Kidzooona San Lazaro SM City- Unit 001-007 Lower Ground Floor, SM City San Lazaro, Lacson Extension, Tayuman, Manila 554 9136 | 0917 7009969
§ Kidzooona General Trias Robinsons Unit C31 Robinsons Place General Trias, 2nd Floor Antero SOriano EPZA-Bacao Diversion Road, Brgy. Tejero, General Trias, Cavite (046) 437 1227 | 0917 5297691
§ Kidzooona Uptown BGC- 3rd Floor, 38th St. corner 9th Avenue, Uptown Bonifacio Global City 955 2861 | 0917 8024064
§ Kidzooona Cauayan SM City- Unit 201-206 2nd Floor, SM City Cauayan, Maharlika Highway, Brgy. District, Cauayan City, Isabela
§ Kidzooona Batangas SM City- Unit 270 2nd Floor, SM City Batangas, Pastor Village, Brgy. Pallocan West, Batangas City
§ Kidzooona Davao SM City- 233B-238B 2nd Floor, SM City Davao, Quimpo Bloulevard cor Tulip Drive, Ecoland Subd., Brgy. MAtina, Davao City, Davao del Sur
§ Kidzooona Alabang South Park- R-3009 & R-3010 3rd Floor, South Park, National Road, Alabang, Muntinlupa
§ Kidzooona Quezon City Eastwood- A406 & A407a Eastwood City, Bagumbayan, Quezon City
To learn more about AEON Fantasy Group, please visit Kidzooona website