Francesca Mazzotta
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What to do with your kids during the week

Every Saturday until May 25th, at Rec23 Restaurant Emporio Club, you will find Children’s Brunch, a series of workshops organised by Scienza Divertente that allows kids to play and learn about science and art. The venue is in the Testaccio neighbourhood, the area of the Mattatoio, of contemporary art, of Hipsters and viveurs, and the workshop run from 12.30 to 15.30. Lunches are animated by laboratory activities led by young graduates and undergraduates in scientific disciplines: interactive workshops in which children play fun scientific experiments alongside a creative activity that changes themes each week.

Each workshop deals with a different theme: water, colors, balance, and much more; following this link to Rec23’s website it is possible to know in advance what the little scientists will be studying.

An excuse to spend a relaxing afternoon during a day of adventures across the city, including, highly recommended, the nearby Keyhole, which far from being the captivating name of a private club is one of perhaps lesser known and most magical places in the Eternal City.

On February 16th, at the Teatro Belli, Piazza di Sant’Apollonia 11, in Trastevere, there is the EstraTeatro, a bilingual theater for children, showing “The Gingerbread Man”: the Italian-American pastry chef Tony Momosa will prepare a little gingerbread man that, angry and hungry, will suddenly come to life. 

Designed for children between the ages of 6 and 11, tickets are available online for 9 euros on the official page of ExtraTeatro. Alternatively, you can purchase tickets at the box office for 11 euros directly on the day of the show. For information: – 3394936631.

On the 16th and 17th of February at 5.00pm, the folks over at Teatro Verde ( Gianicolense, 10) will be putting on a show for the little ones: “1, 2, 3, Sing with Me”. Diego, accompanied by his trusted ukulele, will tell stories, nursery rhymes, songs and poems, singing in unison with a wide array of improbable characters: from the Orc Orchestra to the petulant sheep, from the singing horse to the refined pig. Suitable for children between the ages of 2 and 7, tickets are available online for 10 euros at the official page of Teatro Verde

On February 16th at the Museo Civico di Zoologia (Via Ulisse Aldrovandi, 18), the association MYOSOTIS presents “fun science: inventions and discoveries”: a funny look at the creations and discoveries that have changed the world. Retracing the steps of some of the most famous scientists in history, new and innovative experiments will be explored and children will be invited to unleash their  ingenuity, imagination and creativity to ponder and experiment on the future, great inventions that will revolutionize our lives! The workshop lasts one and a half hours: starting at 15.30 for children aged 5 to 7 and at 16.00 for children aged 8 to 11.

Tickets are 10 euros and telephone booking is mandatory at 06 907840700.


Francesca Mazzotta

Con una Laurea in Scienze Politiche, un Master in Business Administration e una carriera in ambito Finance e Insurance, Francesca Mazzotta ha una doppia vita. Fanatica di giochi da tavolo (il marito è autore di boardgame e cardgame, che testano assieme ai molti amici gamer), giochi di ruolo, videogiochi, libri per bambini, fumetti, film e cartoni animati, serie TV e più in generale tutto quello che riguarda la cosiddetta cultura POP, dopo il lavoro e le due figlie, le notti sono dedicate ai suoi mondi fantastici, persa in avventure terribili e meravigliose in luoghi lontani nel tempo e nello spazio. Dopo aver gestito per anni l'organizzazione della ludoteca GiocaRoma, ha scritto per e E’ fermamente convinta che il segreto di una vita felice stia nella capacità di conciliare il proprio percorso di crescita personale con la cura e la costante attenzione all'ascolto del proprio bambino interiore.


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