Homegrown kids social app Play:Date and Dubai based podcast Friday’s Child have partnered with Festival Plaza, Jebel Ali to launch a series of free educational parenting events for families in the UAE. The monthly community events, hosted by Peta Al Akawi, have been carefully curated to educate parents and offer them access to a wide range of infant, child and parenting experts at zero cost.
Entitled ‘The Festival Plaza Meaningful Family Club Powered by Play:Date’, the series of events kickstarts on 21 August 2021 (10 am – 12 pm) with expert guest Cecile de Scally, Lead Parent Educator at Malaak Mama & Baby Care, aka The Baby Whisperer. As well as offering an informative workshop, Cecile will be answering attendees’ questions during a live Q&A. Host Peta will also be conducting a live interview with Cecile so attendees can learn more about her experience and how she helps families in the UAE. These events will take place once a month, always on the second Saturday, and will offer a different expert guest each month. Located at Jebel Ali, Festival Plaza, part of the Al-Futtaim Group, is within close proximity of Al Furjan and Jebel Ali Village and minutes away from the Marina, The Palm, JLT, Jumeirah Park and Islands, Tecom and Discovery Gardens.
Entitled ‘The Festival Plaza Meaningful Family Club Powered by Play:Date’, the series of events kickstarts on 21 August 2021
Shamim Kassibawi, Founder & CEO of Play:Date, said, “In keeping with our growth strategy of being able to give back, this series of events has been conceptualised to provide families with the tools and sufficient information to boost their parenting skills. It serves as a safe space for parents to have open-minded transparent conversations, voice their parenting concerns, and discuss vital topics with our experts.’’
“It serves as a safe space for parents to have open-minded transparent conversations, voice their parenting concerns, and discuss vital topics with our experts”
The Festival Plaza Meaningful Family Club is an extension of Play:Date and Friday’s Child flagship events, Meaningful Mama Mornings, a successful monthly event series that take place across various locations in Dubai. Some of the partnership’s previous guest experts include Jordana Ventzke, a Paediatric Dietician, Feeding Therapist and Weaning Specialist, and Hayley Bukhamsin, a certified Infant Sleep Educator, to name just a few.