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Monday, May 30, 2016

School Holidays Finding Dory Activities and Games At Sunway Pyramid

This school holidays swim find your way to Sunway Pyramid with your kids to have a jolly good time with Finding Dory games and activities.

  • Sunway Pyramid’s LG2, Blue Concourse
  •  27 May – 19 June 2016
also at Sunway Putra Mall’s Ground Floor Main Atrium from 27 May – 12 June.

What To Expect

Fun Finding Dory activities for kids with freebies amidst beautiful seascapes decor.

These holidays, Sunway Pyramid has turned their LG2 Blue Concourse into a beautiful underwater world.

Majestic Oceanarium at Sunway Pyramid
An Unforgettable Journey She (Dory) Probably Won't Remember But You Will!

Finding Dory Activities at Sunway Pyramid is available daily from 10 am to 10 pm  27 May to 19 June 2016 
We recommend you plan your day to make the most of your time.
  1. Get there nice and early (the activity booths open starting from 10 am)
  2. Register your child for free for the Finding Dory games and activities
  3. Visit and complete all activities at the 3 activity stations to claim a free sticker book for your child
The 3 MUST-VISIT booths or activity stations are
  1. The ARTopus Station 
  2. Clean Up The Ocean Activity
  3. Help Dory Get Home Activity
Don't worry you won't get lost like forgetful Dory. There are clear signages to show you the way to the booths.

Signage to Activity Stations
1. At the ARTopus Station, your child can select one activity sheet to complete and receive a stamp upon completion.

The ARTopus Station

Receive a stamp once you complete this activity
2. At the Clean Up The Ocean Station, your child will be provided with a fishing rod to fish out a rubbish from the ocean to help Dory clean up the ocean.
Clean Up The Ocean Station
Oh my, the ocean is filled with rubbish bags, plastic bottles and more!
3. Help Dory Get Home is a mini maze for little ones. Get out of this maze successfully with Dory to claim your stamp.

Help Dory Get Home Station

Welcome To The Maze!

This maze is pretty, not scary. 

Once your child has collected stamps for all 3 activities, he can redeem his free reusable Finding Dory sticker book.

Reusable Finding Dory Sticker Book
4. Don't forget to head over to the Retail Section to get the latest Finding Dory merchandise and toys.

Cute Finding Dory Plushies
Lots of Finding Dory Merchandise To Choose From

Finding Dory PJs

You get to redeem a pair of movie tickets if you spend RM500 (RM400 for HSBC Credit Cardholders) in 2 receipts.

#JustKeepSwimming to #SunwayPyramid this school holidays!

About Finding Dory The Movie

Finding Dory is the long awaited sequel to Finding Nemo. Taking off from the previous show, Finding Dory reunites Dory with Nemo, Marlin, Crush the green sea turtle and the others from the "Tank Gang". Along with notable new characters like octopus, sea lions and a beluga whale, they set off on yet another adventure, this time to find Dory's family. The friends find the true meaning of family along the way.

The Beluga Whale and Octopus are new characters in this sequel to Finding Nemo.

Definitely a wholesome family movie to catch this school holidays. It starts airing from 16 June 2016.

Here's a sneak peek. Take a look at the Finding Dory trailer below.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Raising Boys

The day before yesterday the boy came home with 3 seeds and told me he was going to give them to teacher for Teacher's Day.

Me: Where did you get them?

Boy: In the school field

Me: Oh. No. You can't give that to teacher. She's just going to throw them away. (thinking of all the other lovely gifts prepared and presented by moms)

Boy: They are seeds of hope (translated from Chinese). From Chapter 4 of my Chinese book.

Me: Don't give them to teacher. Its so dirty. What is she going to do with it?

Boy: Teacher said not to give her anything that will cost money.

Me: Hmm...

Next day...

Boy: Mom, I gave teacher the seeds.

Me: What did she do with it?

Boy: She put it in her pencil box. She also spoke to me for some time.

Me: What did she say to you?

Boy: She praised me.

Me: What did she praise you about?

Boy: I can't remember.

Me: So she was happy with the seeds?

Boy: Yes, I told her it was from Chapter 4 of our lesson.

Boy: See mom, I told you it was okay to give them.

Me: Ok. Ok. I trust you. That is why I didn't INSIST that you don't give them.

Few things on my mind:

  • Should I have prepared some special nice gift for teacher?
  • What did the teacher really think? Did she really like it or was she just being nice? Did she throw it in the bin right after?
  • Should I have said something more to the boy or allow him to be himself? 
  • Did I kill his joy by saying "No, it's dirty. Don't. Teacher won't like it. She'll throw it. etc.
Bringing up kids is full of crazies....

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

School Holidays Giveaway For Our Website Members

It's the mid year holidays. Yay! Time to rest and recoup for parents and kids alike.

We're pleased to let you know that we are running a giveaway on our website. You are going to love this one.

We're giving away 5 pairs of tickets to Potted Potter worth RM 200 per pair. Potted Potter will be playing at KLPAC from 2 June 2016 to 5 June 2016.

Visit our website contest page now for details.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

June 2016 School Holiday Programmes in the Klang Valley

Our school holiday programmes page on our website is filling up fast with upcoming school holiday programmes for June 2016, Klang Valley, Malaysia.

We decided to organize the holiday camps, workshops and programmes in list view according to dates for your easy reference. Here they are. Venue is included too so you can see the programmes at a glance to see if there is one near you.
Do note that this is a very brief representation of what is on our website. Many of the course providers have several programmes which you can choose from over a few days while some have workshops for 4-5 days. 

Summary of June 2016 School Holiday Pogrammes in Klang Valley

Sunday, May 22, 2016

8 Kid Friendly Movies For The Mid Year Holiday Season

One of the things us city folks like to do is to "lepak" in the shopping complex during weekends and school holidays. While we are doing so, we may just watch a movie or two. If you are thinking of taking your kids to the cinema during the coming school holidays from 28 May 2016 till 12 June 2016, here are 8 kid friendly movies for the holiday season.

Some of these are currently showing, some will be showing during the June 2016 school holidays or soon after. Here are the official trailers to the movies.

1. The Jungle Book - Release Date 7 April 2016
Brief Synopsis: About the adventures of Mowgli, the man-cub raised by wolfs in the jungle from birth.

2. The Angry Birds Movie - Release Date 12 May 2016
Brief Synopsis: About flightless birds, Red, Chuck and Bomb who lives on Bird Island and how they deal with the arrival of green pigs to their island paradise.

3. The Little Prince (French) - Release Date 12 May 2016
Brief Synopsis: About a little girl's adventures with her aviator neighbour who introduces her to the world of the little prince where everything is possible. Language = French

4. Nobita & The Birth Of Japan (Japanese) - Release Date 26 May 2016
Brief Synopsis: A Doraemon movie about the adventures of Nobita and his friend in Japan 70,000 years ago. Language = Japanese.

5. Ratchet and Clank - Release Date 26 May 2016
Brief Synopsis: Based on the Playstation Video Game, Ratchet and Clank is about two unlikely heroes working together with the Galactic Rangers to save the galaxy from destruction.

6. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows Release Date 2 June 2016
Brief Synopsis: A sequel to 2014's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo, and Raphael return to battle bigger, badder villains.

7. Finding Dory - Release Date 16 June 2016
Brief Synopsis: A sequel to the 2003 film Finding Nemo, in Finding Dory, Dory the forgetful fish goes on a quest to reunite with her family with the help of Nemo and Marlin.

8. Ice Age: Collision Course Release Date 7 July 2016 (after school holidays)
The animals of the Ice Age embark on yet another adventure when Scrat's illusive accorn catapults him into space where he accidentally sets off cosmic events that threatens the Ice Age World. The animals travel to exotic lands and meet new and colourful characters along the way in their quest to save the world.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Holiday Reading Programme For Kids At Sri Petaling

School holidays give kids the perfect opportunity to catch up with other things they love doing including reading story books. For those who are new to reading, giving a child a book opens up a whole new world to them.

This school holidays expose your kids to books and reading for 2 hours a day at Cozy Kidz House's Guided Reading Programme. In a guided reading programme, kids will be put in small groups. They will be guided to read selected stories.

Younger children aged 3-6 will be guided to read fun and exciting stories like the Three Little Pigs, The Gingerbread Man, and many more.while the older ones aged 7-12 will be read moral stories about good habits.

Children will start off by listening to the story with attractive audio visuals to attract and engage them. They will then be encouraged to read it aloud with expression. After reading, they will take part in activities to help retention and make them think of what they have read including engaging in conversation about the story they read, role playing and presenting it or by playing games, doing worksheets and making crafts related to the story.

Programme Details:

Date: 30 May 2016 - 10 June 2016
Time: 10am - 12pm
Fees: RM288 (N.P. RM360) including materials and snacks
012-2868 779 or FB Cozy Kidz House

Map of the Venue (Click to View Larger Map): 
Cozy Kidz House 9-1, Jalan Radin Bagus (same row as Papparich), Bandar Baru, Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur

Digital Creation With Coding And 3D Printing June Malaysia School Holiday Workshops

Digital Creation With Coding is a big thing for kids these days and its catching on like wild fire in our Malaysian shores. However, coding as part of our school curriculum has not yet been developed. It is already on the way in Indonesia as you can read from this May 11, 2016 news - Indonesia to make coding part of school curriculum next year."

For now, what we parents can do is to expose our kids to digital creation with coding from short courses that are being offered. We'd like to tell you about a digital creation with coding for kids school holiday programme today.

This is a series of short 2-5 days digital creativity course being offered by Crafty Minds. 

Why Digital Creation? 

Coding is an abstract thing for most people. It can be a dry and complex subject for kids to understand. That's why the course has to be fun, engaging and interactive. Being able to see the immediate results of what they are learning makes a huge difference in keeping kids interested.

The course uses toys and games that children love. This is a great way to educate young children as they can cleverly disguise the act of learning and make developing a new skill fun and exciting for kids. 

Crafty Minds uses Minecraft, Quadpro Helicopters and 3D Digital Drawing fun to teach kids the basics of how to code using cutting-edge technology like 3D printers and 3D pens.

In learning the basics of programming and coding, kids will 
  • Build digital awareness and confidence
  • Improve problem solving and thinking skills
  • Stretch their minds to understand how a computer works
  • Become more active users of technology instead of passive
  • Exercise greater creativity digitally
Make sure your child is not left behind in our ever increasing digital world, a world dominated by software and digital technology. 

You can sign up for just 1 or all 3 of the following courses.
  1. Learn Coding Using Minecraft
  2. Learn to Design and Take Home A Quadcopter (a helicopter propelled by 4 rotors)
  3. Learn to Draw and Trace a 3D Object Using A 3D Pen
Programme Details:

  • Date: 28th May till 12th June
  • Venue: Crafty Mind. 11-2 Jalan Radin Bagus, Bandar Baru Sri Petaling, 57000 KL.
  • Fees: 3D Pen @ RM180 for 2 days (1.5hrs/day); Minecraft @ RM320 for 4 days (2hrs/day); Quadcopter @ RM660 for 5 days (3hrs/day)
  • Age: 6 yo and above
  • Contact Information : Call +603-90542033 / Watsapp +6011-1235 8898 or visit Crafty Minds FB page

For those interested to know more about the courses offered by Crafty Minds, 
feel free to drop by on 21 & 22 May 2016 from 11 am to 4 pm during their open day.

Location Map:

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Kids Art Holiday Programme For June 2016 Malaysia School Holidays

Unleash your child's creativity this June 2016 with the animal themed Holiday Art Camp by Hobby Hop In. Your child can attend any or all of the classes depending on your schedule and availability. Just pick and mix.

Kids who love animals (and which kid doesn't?) will love these animal themed art workshops.

Art Workshop 1 - Owl On Canvas

Kids will delight in their creations and so will you. These owl on canvas can be used to decorate your child's room after the workshop. The Owl on Canvas workshop is available at 2 venues.

Available at
Venue 1 = Bandar Utama on 30th May 2016
Venue 2 = Bangsar on 2 June 2016
Classes are from 11 am to 12.30 pm
Fee = RM100

Art Workshop 2 = Cat Collage On Canvas

Kids who love cats can create a cat collage on canvas in this school holiday art programme. Collage art is a simple technique of creating art from pieces of paper in various colours and textures. Even very young kids can create awesome looking collage work with guidance from the course coordinator.

Available at
Venue 1 = Bandar Utama on 31st May 2016
Classes are from 11 am to 12.30 pm
Fee = RM100

Art Workshop 3 - Doodle Animal Cup

Do your kids like to Doodle? If your answer is yes, check out this cup doodle art for kids. Kids get to create a personalized cup from their own doodles. Doodling is an activity that even adults enjoy. Who knows, after your child attends this workshop, he or she can teach you to doodle on your own cup too!

Available at
Venue 1 = Bandar Utama on 1st June 2016
Classes are from 11 am to 12 pm
Fee = RM35

Appropriate for all ages above 4 years old. At the Bandar Utama Venue, you have the option to sign up for all 3 classes for only RM210. Hurry as seats are limited.

Free Trial Classes

Hobby Hop In offers Jolly Phonics, Jolly Grammar, Arts & Craft and Speech & Drama Classes for kids from age 3 and up. More classes are in the pipeline.

Currently Free Trial Classes are available.

If you wish to see whether your child enjoys the classes before you sign up, take the opportunity to attend these free try outs.

Contact Information:

Call Valerie 016-635 6469 or Phek San 016-309 0092
Facebook: Hobby Hop In

Hobby Hop In also conducts weekend Saturday classes from 12pm to 1pm for children from 3 to 5 years old as shown below.

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