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A newly formed kids club is giving Kenyan children a chance to combine fun with learning through various educational and recreational activities such as book clubs and dance classes.
Started three months ago, Momzy Kids Club hopes to forge a close-knit community where children will be able to learn, bond and make new friends.
“Parents rarely have time for their children today and leaving them at home with the househelp does not ensure that they necessarily learn a lot so with this club I would like children to not only have fun but leave having learned something new,' said Ruth Mwende, Founder of Momzy Kids Club.
'Fun with a purpose' is what Mwende hopes Momzy Kids Club will achieve and she plans to accomplish this through a variety of activities.
“I am an avid reader and I would really like to see Kenyan children read more so that is why I plan to have book club and a spelling bee. There will also be sing alongs for the younger ones and group games so that the children can learn teamwork,” said Mwende.
The club will also incorporate dance classes.
“Ballet will be taught twice a week and there will be a concert for the parents after. The older children will be able to learn specific dances such as contemporary while the younger ones will have a chance to relish in dance for what it is-body movement,” said Mwende who also plans to introduce cooking classes to the club in time.
Apart from the educational and skill classes, Momzy Kids Club also aims to get children fit through common play games.
“We want to go old school in the play area with games like hula hooping, kati, badminton,” said Mwende.
It is not only the mind and body that Momzy Kids Club is targeting but also wants to mould a child's social life through mentorship more so for the pre-teens.
“You will find that teens and pre-teens are more willing to open up to strangers rather than their parents so in some of our activities like rock-climbing or ice-skating, we will be having a chance to talk about the problems they are facing,” said Mwende.
By joining Momzy Kids Club, children will also be able to get various discounts.
“Children who want to make their hair at Riena Kids Salon will do so at reduced prices while those having their birthday party at Appleton Resort in Westlands will also be subjected to lower rates,” said Mwende.
The kids club which has four age groups starting at one and a half years will be held every alternate weekend which may sometimes depend on whether the quorum of 30 children has been attained. Another age group of 13 to 17 year olds may be added if there are enough children. The club activities will take place in Westlands or Ngong Road. For Sh1500-2000, children will be able to enjoy the activities at the club from 11am-4pm and have lunch too.
For more information, call Ruth Mwende on 0702 63 99 17