We didn’t get any invitation this year, or maybe I overlook it! But we found the event on The Curve’s facebook page. To participate in 2 of its 4 activities, one has to spend at least RM36 – and so we did as Noelle is very keen with playdoh! We were also looking for additional playdoh and tools! We were there for close to an hour – having also to take photo with Doh Doh!
My take on the event – they hired part time and probably student to handle the activities – One of them was particularly not able to handle the activities – as in he didn’t even know how to function the playdoh set!
At the same time, many parents think that the activities were free to play – without even checking, they just told their kids to sit and play! Not just that, they just left their kids there to ‘snatch ‘ playdoh and its tools that were all around the table. And the person handling the activities wasn’t that focus on the job – took him quite a while to tell the parents about the event!
Being a parent, I would certainly check with the staff or even the boards before allowing my kids to play. Also, when we were allowed to participate, we certainly will look for an empty spot and take tools/playdoh that were left untouched! If my kid(s) want something that other kid(s) was having, I would ask her to wait for her turn. In return, I would asked my kid(s) to exchange what she has with what the other kid is having. Maybe some will think that I am mean to their kids, but I wouldn’t buy the idea that just because your kid wants something that my kid(s) was playing with; I need my kid(s) to give in until she was done!
Hope this is a reminder to parents and also to myself!