MANILA, Philippines. ABS-CBNnews.com. March 26, 2014. (English) by Rose Carmelle Lacuata. –Parents shouldn’t tell children what or how to play, an expert said. “Adults look at play as an opportunity not to do work, but for young children, it takes a lot for them to try to do something that they’re really interested in,” education consultant Dr. Maricar Gustilo-De Ocampo said in a forum at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila on Tuesday about the importance of play in a child’s development.
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MANILA, Philippines. BusinessMirror. March 10, 2014. (English) by Roderick L. Abad. –Interactive children’s city theme park KidZania expects to host more than 600,000 visitors annually once it opens at Bonifacio Global City early next year.
Combining education and entertainment, Play Innovations President and Chief Executive Officer Maricel Pangilinan-Arenas told the BusinessMirror that the P1-billion interactive kid-sized city will cater to youngsters, from age 4 to 14, with over 100 role-playing activities in various establishments set up within its two-level area.
MEXICO CITY, Mexico. 24-horasMX. October 15, 2012. (Spanish). -The Mexican theme park developer will open centers in Brazil, England, Turkey, Russia, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, India, Singapore, and the Philippines between 2013 and 2014. A KidZania franchise is also planned for Chicago, Illinois, in 2015, and will be built with a $35 to $40 million investment. A company spokesperson said there are no current plans to build additional centers in Mexico.