As a child my favorite place in the whole world was the bookstore. As an adult my favorite place is still the bookstore. And my dream party location would have been a bookstore or a library. Today, That Al Salasil are making my younger self’s dreams come true.
That Al Salasil’s The Avenues branch has opened its doors to field trips and birthday parties. It is part of their commitment to encourage more children to read and foster a love of books. This branch in particular is the largest in Kuwait and is the perfect spot for entertaining children. Apart from the large selection of adult books, the store also houses an inviting children’s area that caters to every taste and reading level.
The space is large enough to accommodate up to eighty children at a time. And there is a lot they can do, too. A field trip includes story-telling, games, character mascots and arts and crafts. Everything and anything that will keep a child busy and happy. They also get a snack box at the end and a memory stick with all the pictures taken that day.
A birthday party is even bigger and better, as it includes a host, music, balloon decorations, a birthday banner and face painting. Parties last for two-hours which is perfect for kids’ attention spans and energy levels. And whether the little one is a Harry Potter fan, or wants to be Percy Jackson, That Al Salasil can throw them a themed party to mark the special occasion.
The professionally trained facilitators and staff follow a detailed and organized program to keep the kids engaged and interested. If you have already been to That Al Salasil you should know how helpful and friendly the staff is. They are even more so with children, which we didn’t think was even possible.
While there are dozens of different fun party options in Kuwait, this is one that helps your child learn while having fun. It also changes their perception of books and reading. It is no longer a sterile quiet place, as with a festive twist, the bookstore is a fun place associated with happiness. The parties are affordable and competitively priced. Which is a huge win in our books because you should expect an increase in your book buying budget.
That Al Salasil are intentionally introducing the bookstore as an alternative place for kids to frequent while simultaneously having fun and learning. The company wants kids to equate books with fun and realize the huge value that can be found in reading. And we think that, with implementing this fun new strategy, they are successfully do so!
That Al Salasil’s wonderfully renovated bookstore is located in The Avenues, Second Avenue on the second floor. For more information, follow them on Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat @ThatAlSalasil and on Facebook as ThatAlSalasilBookstore. You can even get your favorite titles delivered through their dedicated Instagram account: @SalasilExpress. That Al Salasil currently has 20 locations across Kuwait.
Images courtesy of That Al Salasil.