Explore a series of immersive experiences geared at inspiring and engaging kids, developing their curiosity about tech, and building an understanding of basic computer science and electronics concepts through creative and fun projects! “What are computer images made of?” “How do robots move from one place to another?”
- Great way to explore young kids’ interest in tech
- 5 days of fun activities!
- No prerequisites
- Presentation time: On your last day, share with your parents what you’ve learnt
All you need to know
5 days of fun activities!
How exactly are images displayed on mobile phones? Ever wonder that?
Kids will learn the answer by first understanding what pixels are and how they come together to form computer images. Don’t worry! They won’t be working with computer screens. Instead they’ll be working with their hands to implement their own understanding of how pixels work and making their own cute pixel art keychains to take home.
Squishy Dough Circuits
Learn how electric circuits work by putting together your own! Your kid is gonna have fun building small toys of their own with some squishy dough and simple electric circuitry. Watch their creations light up and make sounds!
Code Your Own Fitness Routine with Scratch Jr!
A fitness routine by Joshua. 1. Jump on the spot 5 times. 2. Walk forward 5 steps. 3. Do a roll. 4. Repeat!
Kids learn about sequencing by creating code blocks that represent a exercise and put together a fitness routine. Once that’s done, they’ll bring their sequence to life by translating their little routine into an animation using Scratch Jr.
What is Scratch Jr.?
Scratch Jr is a visual programming language created specifically for kids. It’s a block-based programming language so kids learn through a simple drag-and-drop interface, making it effortless for young kids to follow. Kids learn how to code on an iPad by snapping together programming blocks to create short animations.
Oh! The stuff you'll learn
- How pixels form an image on a computer
- Simple binary, and how to encode and decode image to text, or from text to image
- How electricity and electric circuits work: conductors and insulators
- How to assemble an electronic circuit
- Introduction to Scratch Jr
- Basic programming concepts such as algorithms and loops
Life skills you'll learn
|Recommended Age Group||5-6|
|Lesson Schedule||Holiday Season Limited Program: Mon-Fri 5 days x 3h15min/day|
|Program Fee||¥48,000 (before tax)
*10% discount for Tokyo Mothers’ Group members
*Maximum of 6 students per class
*All equipment and materials are provided
Frequently Asked Questions
1. My child is new to programming. Will he / she be able to follow?
The Curious Cubs program is designed with the assumption that students have no prior background or experience in programming. All students new to programming are more than welcome.
2. My child is younger than 5. Can he / she join?
The Curious Cubs program is recommended for 5-6 year olds. If your child is very keen, we can organise separate classes with a minimum of 4 participants. Please contact us directly to enquire.
3. I’ve enrolled my child, what will he/she need to bring?
We’ll provide all equipment and materials, but you may want to bring a jacket, and light snacks in case he/she gets hungry.