IKA Picture Storyhouse, Wizkids Extended Care Centre, Green Eduland, and Little Story Club are proud to present “Chup! Jom Main 2.0” as part of the opening weekend for What About Kuching (WAK) 2019.
The objective of this event is to have families create happy memories together, while giving children a taste of traditional childhood fun.
This event will be held on September 28-29, from 1pm to 5pm, at Lower Ground, The Hills, Kuching.
Chup! Jom Main 2.0 has three main activity areas.
The first section is the Kidastic Fun Fair, with games stalls designed and run by children. The public can look forward to playing and winning attractive prizes through various games.
The second section is the traditional childhood games section, which gives children a taste of their parents’ childhood games. Look forward to old-time games such as ‘zero point’ and eagle vs hen.
The third section is a storytelling and craft space, where families are invited to partake in Mandarin and English storytelling, while working on some related craft.
Play is important for a child’s growth, and hence, even the UN has declared that every child should have the right to play. Chup! Jom Main 2.0 aims to provide a platform for children to play constructively, and also to remind adults that play is crucial to a happy childhood.
Tay Yitping from Ika Picture Storyhouse saids that children these days are mostly hidden behind four walls, and are ordered to just sit and study, with very little opportunity for play.
“Together with the growth of technology, even if children were not studying, they would be passively facing the screen on their games and apps.”
She added that many of us did not grow up in material comfort, but we had freedom to play.
“It is important to maintain that human connection with each other, even if play resulted in us being all sweaty and dirty. Children today seem to have lost out on that beautiful time.”
She believes that a happy childhood is key to a resilient adulthood. At this day and age when everyone is always busy, it is crucial to carve out time to play.
“With our current busy lifestyles, with both parents working, it is also not easy to find child-friendly activities during the weekend. Many parents do not know what to do with their children over the weekends, and there are only so many malls and movies to watch. Through this event, we hope to awaken the inner child in these parents, and to help them recall their happy, yet tech-free childhood that was full of play.”
The organisers would like to thank About Kuching for providing them with the platform to bring this simple happiness to Kuching families.
Parents are encouraged to bring their children to this exciting event. As there are limited spots available for the traditional games and storytelling sections, parents are encouraged to pre-register their children. There are also limited promotional packages available.
For registration and enquiries, please Whatsapp 016 – 9211941 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/372516580342915.
This event is part of What About Kuching 2019. For more information or to download our calendar, visit aboutkuching.com. For updates, find WAK on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter under @aboutkuching. Hashtag us #WAK2019, #WAK and #aboutkuching.