My Little Firefighter goes to the City of Kidzania

Monday, June 15, 2015 19 Comments A+ a-

  
My little boy was so determined to go to the Kidzaniago! event that afternoon. He complied with all the requirements we gave him to show us how he really wanted to go. He ate his lunch on his own. Poo poo and bath time were so easy and surprisingly "fight-less" that morning. 

This boy really wanted to be a firefighter at Kidzania. 

I had to wrap up the last points of the proposal I was writing which was also due that day. When I finally clicked the SEND button to submit my work, I knew I had to move fast so we could be at the Rockwell Tent 30 minutes before our schedule. 

This Nanay really wanted to be a stage firefighter's mom at Kidzania. 

  
We arrived just in time for the registration. At first, Rio was a little bit overwhelmed with the setup. There were a lot of parents in the venue who were waiting for their kids to leave or enter the activity area. My homebody little boy needed to stay in Tatay's arms for a while and observe the surroundings before he finally came to my side and we wore Kidzania's bracelet together. 

  

And my son's KidzaniaGo! experience has finally begun! I was a bit scared because parents were not allowed to enter the activity area. I saw how Rio felt alone with all the kids around him in the waiting area. Tatay was feeling the same because he approached me and said, "Sana may kasama si Rio na kilala niyang bata". I agree. The whole experience would have been more fun if he was with someone he knew who would join him in his first Kidzania experience.

  
I was thankful to the Kidzania Manila staff who stayed with my son in all the activities. They were sensitive to Rio's needs and assisted him in all the activities. They knew he was not yet as independent as the other kids and I was glad how they helped him cope with his different jobs in the City of Kidzania. 

  
We were able to take photos of Rio as a scientist in Urbano's Lab and as an artist in the Let's Paint area. Too bad the bakery and farm areas were too far from the parent's waiting area so we weren't able to snap some photos. He was so excited to show us the cookie he baked and the green stalk he planted in a small pot. " Nanay, this plant will grow!" 

  
  
After all the jobs he experienced, he still chose to be a firefighter and proudly wore his cap when he came to meet us after the activity. 
  
We can't wait for the opening of Kidzania Manila in BGC. They haven't announced the official opening dates. When I posted Rio's photo in Facebook, I got similar comments from my mommy friends. " Open na, Kidzania?" Parents and kids are really excited for Kidzania Manila! 

  
Thank you Kidzania Manila for this free pop-up event. I wish your rates will be reasonable and affordable so more kids can enjoy playing and learning in the City of Kidzania. 

I told Rio to start saving for our next Kidzania adventure. He is now looking forward to his next firefighting rescue mission in the City of Kidzania! 

  

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June 15, 2015 at 5:21 AM delete

We were hoping we could go together at this event. Sa KidZania na lang ha?!

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nanaystrip
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June 15, 2015 at 5:53 AM delete

Oo nga! Mas masaya kung magkasama ang mga bagets. Yes, sa Kidzania dapat magkasama na sila.

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June 15, 2015 at 1:17 PM delete

missed to see you there, mommy. was there with my kiddos, too. pretty pictures!

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Dulce
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June 15, 2015 at 5:44 PM delete

Sana may ganito din sa Cebu. Hehe :) Can't wait for my little Kodee to experience this. :)

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Nilyn Matugas
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June 15, 2015 at 10:56 PM delete

I hope meron pang ganito pag lumaki laki na ang anak ko. :D

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June 16, 2015 at 6:20 AM delete

Hi Nadia! Kamusta? I love Kidzania talaga! I wish na invite din kami! :) I am sure if magkasama tayo, mga firefighters natin eh would have a field day!

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June 16, 2015 at 10:10 AM delete

Wow! They are bringing Kidzania here?! Nice!

xoxo
MrsMartinez

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rozellevendil
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June 16, 2015 at 11:36 AM delete

I'm pretty excited too for the opening of Kidzania Manila. I hope to bring my one and a half year old toddler here so he'll get the chance to learn while having fun. I'm sure he'd love it!

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June 16, 2015 at 3:17 PM delete

I think Rio and Yuri have the same personality! I also think Rio handled the "pressure" really well. I hope we can try Kidzania din!

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June 16, 2015 at 11:57 PM delete

I wonder if Kidzania will also have a fire truck and a fire to put out for the little firefighters here in Manila.

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Jackie Park
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June 17, 2015 at 1:38 AM delete

I hope hindi magmahal n matagal-tagal sya maglast para maabutan ng mga kids ko :)

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June 18, 2015 at 5:27 PM delete

Glad that your little boy enjoyed himself. We (parents) seem to worry too much when it comes to our kids. :)

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June 19, 2015 at 12:16 AM delete

Looks like your son had the time of his life at KidzaniaGo! I hope Kidzania opens up soon.

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Nicole Paler
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June 19, 2015 at 5:02 AM delete

Wow! that sure looks like fun and also very educational at the same time.. I hope too that when kidzania finally opens in BGC it will be reasonably priced so that my kids ca also come in and visit. :)

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June 19, 2015 at 1:07 PM delete

this looks like a really fun event for the kiddo! i cannot wait for my little one to experience a Kidzania Go event, I hope we can go to the next one.

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June 20, 2015 at 12:56 AM delete

Kidzania is only a few blocks walk from our place, heehee, we're excited for it, too.

Anyway, looks like Rio had a lot of fun. I'm sure Judah will have lots of fun, though I'm not sure he'll be as attentive as Rio had been. :)

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June 22, 2015 at 5:40 AM delete

My son will surely enjoy being in Kidzania, too. I hope the Manila branch will open soon.

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June 22, 2015 at 2:08 PM delete

Too bad we missed the pop ups! Hopefully we get to visit when they open in BGC!

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Rhoda Fajardo
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June 26, 2015 at 5:17 PM delete

I'm excited about this too! Mejo isip-bata ako so for sure pati ako mageenjoy. Hehehe! I will bring all 3 of my daughters here when Kidzania BGC opens. =)

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