- Written by Queen Munguti for KenyaKidz
Kenyan parents seeking to involve their children in after-school and holiday activities can enroll them at the Garden City mall kids club as way of improving their self esteem by socializing with their peers and defining their personality.
According to an Ohio State University study on the importance of kids’ clubs, it found that they strengthen kids' self image and keep them out of trouble.
"The more kids participate in these clubs, the better self concept they have and then that self concept makes children less vulnerable to engaging in problem behaviors," said Dawn Anderson-Butcher, an associate professor of social work at Ohio State University.
"We are finding that daily attendance isn't as important as whether the kids feel attached to the organization and have a good relationship with a staff member. Those two things predict the best outcomes and the least amount of vulnerability."
By joining the club they will also enjoy discounts at Century IMAX, Art Works studios, Garden City waterpark and play park and the skating Park.
Activities at the club include play art centre where they will enjoy one hour of colouring and media mix mosaic on embossed paper for Sh300.Kids will also have the chance to skate for up to three hours at a charge of Sh2500-a onetime cost for all weekends until 3rd September, they can also watch movies at special rate of Sh700 including snacks.
The mall’s water park will also be open to them. It includes water slides, fountains, jets and sprays with a non-slipping floor to ensure children do not get hurt as they have fun. It also includes a modern play area surrounding it. Other kids’ activities in the play area include: bouncy castle, bumper cars, slide, trampoline, free face painting and balloon art. Charges are Sh100 on weekdays and Sh350 on the weekend.
The Garden City mall is located on along the Thika super highway. Registration and entry is free and ongoing at the mall management office.
For children aged 4 – 12 years
Entry is free.
For more information call: 0725 866008