The best venues for kids' parties in KL
Kids' parties are big business: cakes are getting fancier, entertainment louder, and venues ever more colourfully decorated. And this is good news for parents. It's now easy to pull together a cracking party to impress even the fussiest of kids. Of course, if you'd prefer to leave it to the professionals (less cleaning up after all), check out our list of the best kids' party venues in KL.
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How to make your own story sacks
Having been a long-standing favourite in preschools, story sacks involve using various supporting props as accompaniments to a book in order to make reading even more memorable. While there are plenty of ready-made packages out there, there really is no need to invest in any fancy and elaborate pre-made sets, chances are you already have everything you require to make some of the most classic tales jump off the page. Here are some examples of story sacks and activities and how they can jazz up any story. Remember, there are no rights or wrongs when it comes to reading to your little one or using props to make story sacks. Let your imagination run wild with all your favourite tales and watch your child become engrossed in a world of books. All books featured can be found at Kinokuniya (malaysia.kinokuniya.com).
The best child-friendly restaurants in KL
Simple and unpretentious, with its menu handwritten on the chalkboard wall of the café, Antipodean serves up delicious food with a touch of home. Choose from the mains or the luscious cakes or indulge in their all-day breakfast menu.Despite not having a children’s menu, the café does have a range of items that should appeal to kids: the porridge with honey and banana and the banana pancakes will definitely please finicky young palates. If the portions are too big, just talk to the staff and they will shrink them accordingly.The café has recently grown to include four outlets (with new premises at Mid Valley and Atria Damansara) but we’re confining our recommendation to the Bangsar and Menara Tan & Tan outlets. These have cosy kiddie areas, equipped with toys, little tables and a television showing cartoons. At the Bangsar café, even Fido is welcome to join the family’s brunch.
With stroller parking, an ample number of highchairs and a cute kids' playground adjoining, Benbino is a welcome addition to KL's selection of family-friendly cafes. Look for the giant yellow giraffe and head up the spiral staircase to this compact and comfy spot. If you can get the kids past the magical display of sweets, there's a whole menu of meals, created and portioned for small tummies. The menu is just what you'd expect from the BIG Group and it includes crowd pleasers like mac 'n' cheese, pizzas, salads and pastas. We were happy to see that many dishes sneak in a few healthy vegetables, such as the cauliflower tater tots and the cauliflower base margherita pizza.We even tried the build-your-own tacos and were surprised to find that the accompanying chicken tenders were crumbed with quinoa, which gives a satisfying crunch. If you’re not into the tapas style portions for yourself, some dishes are also available in adult portions.