AEL Basketball Limassol - The right place for kids to start Basketball in Limassol

 AEL Limassol is a one of the most known Sportive Clubs in Limassol and the right place for children to learn how to play Basketball. The best sport that helps kids to spend energy, Build up Muscles, Improves Height, Increases Accuracy &Precision, Inculcates Self-Discipline, Teaches Strategy, Instills Team Work, Helps Make New Friends.








We have spoken with George Palalas the Coach that is in charge over all little heads in AEL Basketball kids teams. He will explain to us everything we need to know about AEL Basketball Club, how children can reach to train with the best basketball players of AEL, how they could play in basketball competitions and what are their chances to reach NBA.



Kids Fun in Cyprus:
Dear George, first thank you very much for this opportunity that you offer to our readers. We know you, as the one that takes care of all kids that play basketball at AEL. What can you tell us about the AEL Limassol Club and about yourself?

Mr. George Palalas: 

The basketball Academies of AEL have been founded in 1967, and are one of the longest standing basketball academies in Cyprus. Many athletes have graduated from our academies and have continued to play basketball professionally and have also represented Cyprus with the men’s and women’s national team. Our first division teams, both men and women, boast an abundance of championships and cups, and has been called by many the “queen of basketball”.  Additionally we are the only team in Cyprus that has won a European Cup. 



Kids Fun in Cyprus:
Why parents would choose basketball for their kids? Is basketball better for boys or is also a sport for girls?

Mr. George Palalas:

Basketball is a great sport for any kid to be involved with.  It teaches discipline, teamwork and respect. It is a fact that people have associated basketball as being a male sport. However this is not the case. Boys and girls can equally participate in this sport and in our academies a big percentage of our kids are girls. As a reference, the Championships of the Cyprus Basketball Federation for all age groups under 12 years old are mixed genders. Consequently in the same team there are both male and female players. Adding to this I should point out that we also have female coaches which itself is evidence that basketball is not just for boys. 



Kids Fun in Cyprus:
How old kids can start playing and how long will take for kids to be able to play in competitions?

Mr. George Palalas: 

Ideally the best age to get involved with basketball is around 6 years old. The first couple of years, the kids get an overall understanding of the sport and its rules and get acquainted with the basic principles of basketball. Later at the age of 8 they gradually enter the competitive stage of the game and from the age of 12 and onwards they are more able to compete in a proper manner.  The official championships of the Federation are from under 8 years old and onwards. 


Kids Fun in Cyprus: What improvements do you notice on kids that start practicing basketball? How many times per week/hours must be done to obtain best results from kids?

Mr. George Palalas:

The first things that a kid will gain when entering the world of basketball are conditioning, co-ordination skills, stability, self-confidence, team spirit and respect.  

Practice makes perfect. The more we practice the better. We offer all our players the option of daily practices, and I think that we are the only academy in Cyprus that offers this at the moment.  So it is up to each individual kid how often they want to practice, but we say that 3 practices a week for younger ages and 4 times a week for older kids is great. In addition to our daily routine, we also have specialized camps throughout the year, where we focus on specific basketball principles and work on them for 4-5 hours daily. 

It is extremely important to understand that especially at young ages it is vital to be patient. It is not always about winning! What is important is the effort and the progress. The pressure of score counting and winning can have a negative result at young ages.  


Kids Fun in Cyprus: We notice that AEL club has always been the one that likes to create a connection between parents and sport, kids and AEL professional Team. What can you tell us about these advantages?

Mr. George Palalas:

For us it is very important to have a “family” vibe. All parties involved, kids, parents, and professional athletes are interconnected. Thus we very often gather to watch first division games. The kids get to feel the vibe on the court and see in practice what they are taught throughout the season. Additionally on several occasions we have professional players from AEL BC attend the academy practices and talk as well as practice with the kids. This way we help them to get inspired and motivated to work even harder. It is important to say that most of our coaches are in fact players of the men’s and women’s first division teams, so the connection in already there to begin with. 


Kids Fun in Cyprus: What advice would you give now to parents in Cyprus while choosing the best afterschool activities for their kids as a parent and as a coach?

Mr. George Palalas:

Having kids myself, I know what it’s like when trying to figure out what activity is suitable for our kids. What I personally believe, is that kids will not know with certainty what they like and what they don’t. They need to try different things before they come down to a selection. However I am firm believer that sports are extremely important in the development of a child and especially team sports.  The feeling of belonging in a team is one of the greatest feelings a kid can have, and this is coming from personal experience. 


Kids Fun in Cyprus: NBA is the best and most rewarding place for future basketball players to play. What chances have kids trained in Cyprus to reach NBA?

Mr. George Palalas:

NBA is in fact the dream for everyone. However it is important to understand that we are talking about the elite championship of the whole world.  Entering the NBA is exceptionally hard for anyone not just Cypriots.  In order to reach that level, a player must be 100% devoted to the sport.  Through consistency, very hard work and no days off is the only way to have a shot at the NBA.


Kids Fun in Cyprus: Thank you very much for this opportunity and one last thought that you would like to share with our readers.


Mr. George Palalas:

Personally I would love to see more kids getting involved with basketball and I do believe that basketball is the best sport for a child to play. 

Here at AEL Basketball Academies , we take our job very seriously.  We only work with qualified coaches and sport professionals and we try to build on the right foundations. Besides the athletic part of basketball , we also teach our kids about the whole basketball lifestyle from mentality to nutrition and behavior , and this is something we are very proud of! 



AEL Basketball

Address: Georgiou Thyrotou Street Limassol 

Training Hours: MON – FRI 14:30 – 16:30

Price: €45 / month 

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/AELBCKIDS

Phone no: 99445252

Contact person: Mr. George Palalas 




Summer Schools Limassol

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Summer School 
2022 

Summer Fun Mornings at Flips & Hops
Limassol 

Flips & Hops would like to inform you about the Summer Fun mornings for kids age 5 years and over. We are offering the following activities in our indoor place:

-gymnastics for all

-acrobatics

-aerial acrobatics

-acrobatic dance

-indoor parkour

-circus activities

-strength and flexibility training

-team fun games

-board/educational games

- Just Dance / karaoke

- Psychological skills training (Enhancing self-confidence, Motivations skills, Anxiety management, Goal setting etc)


Available weeks:

Week 1: 27/6 - 1/7
Week 2: 4/7 - 8/7
BREAK 11/7 - 15/7
Week 3: 18/7 - 22/7
Week 4: 25/7-29/7
Time: 8:00-13:00.
Cost per kid per week: 80 euros (no meals included).
Cost for 2 siblings per week: 140 euros (no meals included)
Reservations for 1-4 weeks
* We don't offer any other trips, therefore there are no additional costs.
Deposit 50 euros per kid

The total amount of the weeks wished to reserve a place is paid in advance before the starting of your kid's lessons ( Fees are not refundable in case your kids don't come at the lessons for any reason)

Children Age: 5-13 years
Price: 80 per week
Language of Service: English, Greek
Contact Name: Andri Agathokleous Pavlou
Phone Number: 99310576
Email: agathokleous@gmail.com
City: Limassol





Little Scientists Summer School
Phone Number: 99167546
Limassol 

We would like to inform you that this year’s LittleScientists Summer School will take place from 27th June until 29th of July 2022 for children aged 5 to 12 years old. The Summer School takes place at the Grammar School Mesa Yeitonia.

Our daily program starts at 8:00 and finishes at 13:00. Parents can drop their children at the school premises between 7:30 – 8:00 and collect them by 13:30 the latest.

Children attending our summer school will have the opportunity to join a wide variety of exciting Science activities. Each week has theme-based projects that are designed to follow STEAM education.

Some of the activities are:

Chemistry/Biology/Physics
Technology and Engineering
Arts and Crafts
Little Chefs
Architecture
Robots
Mathematics
Sports / Outdoor Activities
Fun Games
Trips
       
and more…

Children Age:  5-12
Price: €80 per week 
Language of Service:  Greek and English
Contact Person: Kyriakos Karmiotis
Phone Number: 99167546
Email: kkarmiotis@gmail.com
Address: Street Address: Katinas Paxinou - The Grammar School - Mesa Geitonia
City: Limassol






AEL Limassol

Basketball Summer Camp 2022
Phone: 99445252

We are pleased to announce that the registration of Our summer camp 2022 is now open.  Besides our certified coaching staff, several well known coaches, professional players and instructors will also join us and communicate their knowledge and experiences to our kids. Additionally, many renowned nutritionists and physiotherapists will visit us and discuss with the kids the right lifestyle of a true athlete.
Besides the basketball principles on which we will be focusing, the children will have the chance to take part in many competitions and games.

Finally, on the last day during the award ceremony we will have several draws for many prizes, including a €100 from LAPIN HOUSE LIMASSOL 

Dates : Monday 4th July – Saturday 9th July 2022
Time  : 08:30 – 13:00
Location  : Nicos Solomonides Arena
Ages : 6-14 years
Cost: €90 / child or €150 for siblings. 
In the participation cost the following are also included :
Camp T-Shirt
Collective Pin
Participation Certificate
Contact person: Mr. George Palalas 




























CocoBee Princess Shop Limassol – One of a kind experience


CocoBee is one of kind shop in Limassol for Princesses. You can not pass by the amazing shop window without stopping by and asking yourself what is inside? Your little girl will be so happy as this shop experience is one of a kind in Cyprus. ONLY FOR GIRLS, ONLY FOR PRINCESSES a unique experience for your little girl, daughter or friend.  So cozy and so welcome is the little shop that hides behind a corner of Ayios Nicholaos roundabout in Limassol. A boutique for the fanciest fun kids, where parents are welcome to take their monkeys and dive into fashion! 








CocoBee is the only shop in Cyprus that is specialized in dresses for girls. Any size, color, type of dress can be ordered here. With such a large variety in stock dresses can be found as well in shop or in the online shop www.cocobee.eu












So many colors so many choices from traditional Pink lace dresses to Rock Star Princess everything can be found at CocoBee. All their dresses are simply spectacular and one of a kind. They bring new models every two weeks so girls that love change can check their offers all the time as CocoBee like to change. You will not find same dress again in the shop.







Of course at CocoBee you can find gorgeous Princess Shoes and Accessories that will match any dress. Gold, Silver and Pink these are the must have colors in every princess wardrobe !









Check out the gorgeous headband and tiara and many special offers that you can only find at CocoBee!



A unique experience that your girl should not miss.




CocoBee Shop for children

Address: Evagora Papachristoforou 4, Limassol 3030, Cyprus
Opening Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 16:00 - 19:30 Saturday 09:30 - 15:00
Phone no: +357 96 792 665
Website: www.cocobee.eu
Facebook: www.facebook.com/cocobeecy



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Melios Zoo - A happy experience in Nicosia

This is the best Zoo in Cyprus can be found in Nicosia! Kids Fun in Cyprus believe that this should be the best choice for your children especially if they are babies, toddlers or small children. We could also say that this is one of the most beautiful places to celebrate your kids birthday in outdoor in Nicosia. So do not hesitate to choose to go and spend a wonderful day with your kids, seeing the animals and playing at their outdoor playground.







Melios Zoo is in Nicosia and the entrance price is only 3 Euro for adults and 2 euro for children. These are the best prices for a zoo in Cyprus.  They are open  up to 19:00 so that makes it easy for a nice experience in the evening starting with 16:00 as they have plenty of shadow also.
What did we see?




Being in Cyprus we saw lots of birds of all kinds. From parrots of all shapes, colors and noises to hens, roosters, pigeons, canary, lovebirds, eagles, hawks, parakeets, finches. Then there are the waterfowls like: swans, gooses, ducks, teals, pintails of all sorts. Between the big animals you can meet: llamas, all sorts of cows, dears, goats, kangaroo and hyena. The rest of the animals I will let you discover them.
What it is very good at this zoo is: it is not too long in order to become a very tiring walk, the animals can be seen very easy by the small children, and there are not gaps between the animals, that make this place to be very entertaining and relaxing to visit.


For the end I kept this secret: the zoo has a beautiful playground. It is simply gorgeous. Plenty of swings for the toddlers, slides, tunnels, roundabouts the playground is one of the main attraction at Melios Zoo. The best choice to sit and relax under the shadow trees and watch the children playing.










You can find at the entrance a Pet Shop with lots of birds (all types of parrots and parakeets of all colors) and other small animals for sale in case that you decided to buy one for your children, do not forget to stop.
Once again a very pleasant surprise and a happy experience!


Opening hours:
Tuesday – Sunday
Winter: 09:00 – 19:00
Summer: 09:00 – 19:00
Entrance fee:
Adults: 3 euro
Children: 2 euro
Phone no: + 357 22 835 920
+ 357 99 418 406
Address:
Korinthou
Ayioi Trimithias
2671 Nicosia
Cyprus
Web page: www. melioszoo.com

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Where the faires are dancing? ... Troodos Botanical Garden


A visit at the Troodos Botanical Garden will fill your soul with lots of positive energy. A marvelous place situated on Troodos Road at more then 1400 m altitude is welcoming all kids and parents who dreams spending an inspiring day out in the fresh air. A walk in a garden surrounded by flowers, birds and a magnificent view will bring you close together, will make your hearts filled with the tranquility that we sometimes need to pass a difficult time. It is a place, for everybody, from babies (as strollers are welcomed too) up to every grandparent that will be happy to speak about plants and history and will make the day spent at the Botanical Garden a beautiful one.





Troodos Botanical Garden "A.G. Leventis" is located in the Troodos National Forest Park within the boundaries of the old Amiantos asbestos mine by the site of the "Karvounas" – Troodos road. The area is included in the "Natura 2000" network of protected areas in Cyprus.
The view point will let you admire a spectacular view to the mountains and the Amiantos mine as well towards Troodos, Madari, Papoutsa peaks up to Amathus, Limassol and Akrotiri seashores. The permanent telescope is free and provides a more detailed and interesting observation.









Take your time to notice the small bird houses up in the trees, to read all the details you will find on your way about plants and trees.
There is a small pond full with frogs, small fish that will make the delight of every child. The small paths. will guide you between the plants and trees, towards the little dwarfs house, as I would like to name it – the visitor center.





A beautiful stone house, where, you will be able to find lots of interesting information about Troodos flora. A documentary film (15 min) about this is presented on request in the presentation room in Greek or English languages with or without subtitles. The Herbarium provides the opportunity to visitors trough the use of stereoscopes and other equipment to study in detail a great variety of fresh or dry plant material and get any in formation they need further from the specialized library. There is also a small shop where you can find souvenirs and books.









The most interesting and also most beautiful part of the Garden is the Educational Yard which contains five large original tables made out of wood and very large tires. The yard can be used by everybody, schools and kindergartens must reserve it in advance and offers a nice environment for various kids activities: like coloring, painting or even reading some books about the plants in the garden.








Troodos Botanical Garden is a open place for your soul," is a garden for every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant then ever again". Take your chance, and you search the fairies, that were left there dancing!









Troodos Botanical Garden
"A.G. Leventis"





Free Entry
Opening hours of the visitors center:
Monday – Friday : 09:00 – 14:00
Holidays and weekends: 09:00 – 16:00
Address: Located in the Troodos National Forest Park within the boundaries of the old Amiantos asbestos mine by the site of the "Karvounas" – Troodos road.
Phone no: +357 25 550 091
E-mail: troodosbg@fd.moa.gov.cy

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