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Role-playing is an essential ingredient in the KidZania experience
Role-playing is a timeless and universal childhood activity across the globe. It is an embedded behaviour in all children and is an essential ingredient in the KidZania experience. Role-playing is fun – and has very positive learning, psychological and motivational benefits.
At KidZania, children have the opportunity of having real-world experiences while assuming the role of firemen, construction worker, police officer, and fashion designer, among others.
All activities at KidZania are designed with an experiential learning process in mind, channeled through role-play activities that seamlessly combine learning and entertainment. As Aristotle once said, “for the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.”
KidZania Mumbai offers 100+ role-playing activities in over 65 establishments. These activities include an introduction to aviation, animation, acting, engineering, medical sciences among others. A university inside KidZania encourages kids to invest in education to sharpen their skills.
Since Experiential Learning involves learning from direct experience or “doing” rather than listening or memorizing facts, it’s strongly linked to KidZania’s concept, supported by this relevant quote from Xun Kuang: “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
Role-play is a form of Experiential Learning and an effective learning tool that encourages children to become active participants. Children are free to explore the city on their own, put themselves in someone else’s shoes, wear costumes, use props, communicate and make decisions.
Child development experts believe that learning from role-playing has far more impact on children than traditional learning methods like doing exercise sheets. Through role-play, children make discoveries and conduct experiments with first-hand knowledge, rather than hearing or reading about others’ experiences.
Role-playing helps develop the following core skills: