Vicenç’s post “"Busca tu Norte": a project that helps youths to understand every job before they choose their job” reminded me of BabyBoss, a career theme park in Taiwan.
BabyBoss is a simulation city designed for kids from 3-12 to explore over 70 different occupations. In this city, there are various stations, such as fire department, gas station, pizza shop, etc. Parents walk their kids from station to station; they cannot enter these stations, but they can stand outside and take photos. At each station, kids will dress up (uniforms are provided), listen to the adult instructor’s brief lecture, and act out the occupation. Kids can earn salaries (tokens) from these stations, and they can save it in a bank or spend it at the souvenir shops.
In addition, every kid is issued a citizen ID. This ID can be used to access the kid’s personal occupation record online. From viewing the list of occupations your kid has completed, parents might be able to better understand where your kid’s interests lie. (Maybe we can also integrate other resources, such as personality assessment test?)