More than Santa for Christmas

IN The four-day Kids Fair being organised at HITEX from December 25, apart from buying Christmas goodies, children can spend time making robots, selling groceries & learning music

Published: 19th December 2014 06:11 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th December 2014 06:11 AM   |  A+A-


HYDERABAD: December 25 is not only about Christmas for Hyderabadi kids. Fourth edition of Kids Fair is something that one can add in their to-do list. Beginning December 25, the carnival will go on till December 28, where kids from age group of 4-14 will get to meet their favourite cartoon buddies, participate in musical competitions, spend time building robots and experience selling groceries. On the whole, it will be a fun-filled day for kids who want to spend their time productively.

Edu Robo, a robotics training organisation, is bringing its demo robots to display and also teach kids how to assemble robots. They have got different kinds of robots programmed with various softwares to act differentially. “Apart from just displaying robots, we will also open registrations for students who wish to get started on building robots,” P Srujana, trainer at Edu Robo.

Kidihou, a children’s museum is aiming to provide a glimpse of experiential learning during the fair. They will set up a live grocery store where kids will get to experience selling groceries. There will also be a doctor’s clinic, where kids can act like doctor that could trigger interest in medicine. “Along with that, we are also coming up with other elements to encourage experiential learning like square wheel, wobble table, anti-gravity mirror, shadow kaleidoscope,” informs Niranjan Vasireddy, managing director, Kidihou.

Soundkraft, an institute that trains children as well as adults under various music forms – Indian and Western, will have their kids band performing live during the event. The institute is affiliated to Trinity College London. Bikash Rath, CEO of the institute says, “We have about 500 students learning music with us right now. A few of them will be performing live for the participants and visitors at the venue. The band will also have a 11-year-old kid who has already reached grade seven of the college. They will also conduct music competitions. The exhibition on the whole will act like a bridge between the various organisations/ institutes made for kids and the kids.

Talking about the last edition of the carnival, V Vivek Kumar, project-in-charge informed,  “One hall of the venue is dedicated to products that will be made available for kids during the event and other hall is kept for activity-based events. Last edition saw around 40,000 visitors. We also have arranged joy rides for kids at nominal price.”

Around 100 exhibitors from across the country are expected to participate and showcase their products such as toys and games, gaming devices, arts and crafts; party accessories. School zone segment of the exhibition will feature talent and training institutes; sports training centers, counselling organisations, education aids, school furniture, laboratory equipment etc. It will also have play zones, gaming arcades, sporting arenas, adventure sports, jokers, jugglers, magicians, fine artists, stuntmen and others.


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