“I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand.” Confucius 551B.C. – 479 B.C.
Education for toddlers is not only essential for their imaginations to flourish and their love of learning to grow, but it can also be great fun for the whole family.
Toddlers love to learn and what better place to learn than Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia, where a wealth of educational experiences awaits young, enquiring minds.
Let’s take a closer look at how your little one can get the most out of Phnom Penh. At the heart of what Phnom Penh has to offer is Kids City, where science and play combine to make a great day out for the whole family, especially the little ones.
The Science Gallery and Science Discovery floors in Kids City have some fantastic activities for budding scientists. Spending time with your children there will be a day to remember as they explore the fascinating Science Gallery and Science Discovery floors, with over 70 interactive activities including many hands-on experiments to help them understand the world around them. Enquiring parents will also leave having learnt something new!
Afterwards why not visit Kids City’s Toddler Town as a great way for the little ones to burn off their energy and for parents to wind down after time spent working out how the universe works? Play is an essential part of any child’s development; learning to socialise, share and take turns to name but a few are all crucial social skills essential for both school and the adult world. The various ‘brain-training’ toys and apparatus in Toddler Town also promote and develop skills such as accuracy and balance, risk-taking and decision-making, all designed to encourage critical thinking.
In addition to Kids City there are also many play and educational venues located around Phnom Penh, offering educational yet fun experiences for your little ones. Included in this range of activities available locally are some English-speaking playgroups offering arts and crafts for the quieter ones and lots of running and jumping for those still with some energy. All these are listed in City Guides and can be contacted in advance.
Phnom Penh is also home to many fascinating museums and although not targeted toward toddlers, they can be both fun and rewarding for little explorers. The National Museum is home to the best selection of Angkorian art and sculptures outside of Siem Reap, and the best collection of post-Angkorian artefacts in the world. The statues can’t fail to impress, and even little ones will enjoy the beautiful artwork and impressive statues. After touring the museum children love to feed to carp in the central pond.Wat Phnom (Temple on the Hill) is a beautiful temple and is one of the oldest buildings in the city, being built in 1373. It is still actively used for prayers and religious ceremonies, and little ones will love to see the unique buildings, the ancient trees and all the people playing and socialising.
Phnom Penh has so much to offer people of all ages. Take the plunge into this intriguing city; you won’t forget what you see and learn, and neither will your little ones!