Ed­i­tor’s note

Time Out Malaysia Kids - - Editor's Note - Caramella Scarpa Ed­i­tor ed­i­tor@time­out­malaysia.com

School hol­i­days. These words evoke a com­bi­na­tion of emo­tions from par­ents namely trep­i­da­tion, anx­i­ety and happiness es­pe­cially if you have a nice trip planned out. The modern fam­ily usu­ally has both par­ents work­ing so any school break above two days is a bit of a co­nun­drum. How can we keep them en­ter­tained? What are we go­ing to do with them for an en­tire six weeks? Will they no­tice if I qui­etly slip away in the dead of night and re­turn when school starts? These are ques­tions par­ents have all asked. And, I’m sure many a child too... es­pe­cially the last one. The yearend hol­i­days are al­most upon us and we have an is­sue full of fun ac­tiv­i­ties for the kids to take part in and to give par­ents some respite know­ing the kids are hap­pily oc­cu­pied.

Start with our list of fun things to do (p8) – al­most one per ev­ery day of the hol­i­days! Then move on to our fea­ture on hol­i­day camps (p17), and fi­nally check out which ho­tel to head to on your next hol­i­day based on how awe­some their kids’ clubs are (p48). All this may sound that par­ents are con­stantly find­ing ways to get rid of their kids while they’re on hol­i­day, but it’s only be­cause they care how well they spend their time dur­ing their well-de­served break!

With the fes­tive sea­son speed­ing to­wards us, don’t do what I do ev­ery year – buy gifts a week be­fore. We found some amaz­ing lit­tle brands of­fer­ing ar­ti­sanal, quirky items (p14) that will not only be loved by the per­son re­ceiv­ing it but make you look like you have ex­cel­lent taste. You’ll also be happy to know that we think kids spend too much time on their de­vices, so have a look at our Shop­ping fea­ture (p32) and its sug­ges­tions of how to en­tice kids to ac­tu­ally play.

This is our last is­sue for 2017 so here’s to a new year filled with happiness, health and calm nerves to deal with all the shenani­gans the kids will prob­a­bly be get­ting up to.

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