How well-equipped is this city for those raising infants/toddlers? Specifically, are there public places to change diapers, maintained playgrounds, etc?
Cairo is not the most well-equipped place for raising infants or toddlers, but people make do. Cairo does have a few nice parks for parents to take their children and most malls have playgrounds as well.
Where can I get a list of reliable childcare providers/nannies?
Finding a reliable childcare provider or nanny usually depends on the area where you are living. Neighbors and colleagues are great resources for recommendations. For assistance with finding a nanny, you can contact nanny agencies or placement agencies that offer professional sourcing of qualified caregivers or contact Crown Cairo.
Discuss any safety issues for children in this city.
Cairo is a very safe environment for children, but children should always be accompanied and supervised by an adult and should never talk to strangers.
Also, it is never a bad idea to exercise caution around traffic, especially here.
What are the most popular kid-friendly attractions in the area?
Some fun and cool places that kids love to go to in Cairo are:
- Dream Park
- Fagnoon Park
- Aqua Park
- Malls with kids’ playgrounds
- Giza Pyramids
- Cairo Tower
For more information on the places listed above or for other fun places for kids to check out, contact Crown Cairo.
What are the most popular activities for kids after school or on weekends?
Most schools offer after-school activities, such as competitive school sports teams and various special interest clubs. Children also enjoy going to the movies, game arcades and shopping with friends. And, they like to just hang out with their friends at each others’ homes.
What's it like to be a teenager in this city? Are there any particular challenges I should be aware of as a parent?
Being a teenager in Cairo is similar to other places. As mentioned above, they love to spend time with their friends and do fun things.
Adjustment to any new place takes time, but we feel once they get settled in and meet new friends, they are going to love it here!
Are there any organizations/social groups in the area that cater exclusively to young people ages 12-17?
Local schools and churches are good sources for getting all youth group and activity information for your area. Your neighbors also a good source for getting community-specific information.
I want my child to get the most out of our stay in this country. Are there any specific opportunities to teach young people about the local culture?
The local culture is taught in the school system and children will also find that their public library is a good resource. Additionally, there are several local events that occur on a weekly basis that teach young people about the local culture. Check with your local library for up-to-date happenings in each area.
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