Kids collaborate, co-operate and get creative with Scratch Jr
Learn new concepts in programming and apply your learnings to reimagine and recreate the The Tale of Peter Rabbit with code, together with your new friends
English Level: Understanding of basic instructions or with an adult assisting
All you need to know
In this 5-day bite-sized course, we will apply our creativity and learn new coding concepts to reimagine the story of a beloved bunny, using Scratch Jr!
Through bite-sized daily lessons designed to match preschoolers’ attention span and interests, kids will collaborate with code to narrate Beatrix Potter’s beloved kids’ classic – The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
Synergising offline craft activities that help kids visualise concepts in programming and application via Scratch Jr, preschoolers discover the relevance of code to different experiences in the world.
This 5-day class will be held online via Zoom; a set of printed worksheets will be needed and students will need access to an iPad or Laptop with webcam, microphone and wi-fi capabilities.
Your child will require:
A working webcam and microphone, in order to participate in the class and for our instructor to check their understanding.
Internet speed of 25Mbps or above. You can check your internet speed here.
Familiarity with basic computer functions, such as typing on a keyboard, using a mouse, switching between desktop apps and navigating a browser (opening a new tab, entering URLs)
Installing Zoom is recommended for a smoother learning experience. You may do so here. (For macOS computers, please enable these permission settings)
We also recommend that students have an adult member of your household standing by for Lesson 1 to assist with any technical difficulties that may arise.
A printer to print out accompanying worksheets (black and white is fine)
Scissors and glue. Note for parents: if you feel your child is not able to use scissors and glue independently, please be available to assist.
Oh! The stuff you'll learn
Further develop computational thinking skills
Learn new programming concepts through Scratch Jr
Discover how programming concepts can be applied beyond computers
Life skills you'll learn
No lectures. No memorisation. No ONE right answer. Like real life, we're all about trying things out yourself, failing, figuring what went wrong & trying again. These are the skills & mindset that will last a lifetime and how we learn in real life. Let's get kids to learn how to learn. Because the kids who learn to learn become curious, inventive, resourceful human beings who solve real world problems to make a meaningful impact.
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Your kid will love it.
If your kid doesn't think it's the best thing ever after attending the first 2 days of holiday camps (or first 3 weeks of term classes), and would like to withdraw, we'll issue you a 50% credit note of the amount paid.
1:4Maximum Instructor-Student Ratio
All equipment & materials provided
Open source tools: Continue the learning at home!
Frequently Asked Questions
1. My child is new to computers and programming. Will he / she be able to follow?
This course is targeted at kids ages 5-6 who have completed Curious Creatures, Chapter 1: Hungry Critters. As a bite-sized online course, Curious Creatures Chapter 2, Bunny Tales builds on basic concepts and integrate more advanced ones in a enjoyable, creative and accessible way so kids to have fun and get inspired while they learn in a playful way!
2. My child has some exposure to coding at school. Should he/she still attend this course?
In this course, we will be focusing on the basics of Scratch Jr, and we encourage kids who have already learned Scratch Jr to explore our other courses for preschoolers.
3．My child is younger than 5 years old . Can he/she join?
Unfortunately we are not able to accommodate students younger than 5.
4. What will my child need for the class?
Classes will be conducted via Zoom conferencing. Your child will need an iPad or a laptop/desktop computer with webcam/video conferencing and their microphone enabled. We will be using password-secured classrooms which will be locked once the class has begun. Please note that kids will not be programming on their own devices, but will instead be collaborating and co-operating to providing instructions to their instructor who will be their arms and legs, coding on a separate device.
5. Is parent participation required and/or encouraged in this course?
Active participation is neither required nor encouraged; however we do recommend that a parent be present to supervise their child in terms of tech trouble-shooting where necessary.