Play for the future
As society pushes kids to strive for academic excellence, many of our kids are robbed of their childhood and opportunities to play – as well as some of their best opportunities to learn.
At Saturday Kids, we strongly believe that kids learn best through play. Play not only relaxes kids but enables their flexibility and innate creativity. Kids who play learn to evaluate risk, experiment, and refine their ideas.
Our creative coding curriculum is designed to facilitate kids’ learning through play – because kids need to play for their future.
See the following reasons why children need to play (statements in italics retrieved from More Than a Toy).
- According to a clinical report by the American Academy of Pediatrics, “Play is essential to development because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children.” Play is necessary in order to help children develop social skills, because they learn to get along with others, take turns, and much more. Play helps children gain healthy emotional development because it allows them to express their conscious and unconscious experiences regarding their feelings about their life and things that are going on around them.
- Play is important to a child’s neurological development. By playing, children are promoting healthy brain development because they are strengthening many neuronal connections that would otherwise disappear or weaken if not used.
Some of Our Courses
Harness the power of the Scratch block and get started on your creative coding adventure!Curious to know more?
Learn how to code in the language Dropbox, Google and Instagram were built on – Python ProgrammingCurious to know more?
About Saturday Kids
Established in 2012, Saturday Kids is an internationally recognized coding school with roots in Singapore. Our mission is to inspire every child to become a curious, self-directed learner and our vision is to be the world’s greatest resource for curious kids. With that in mind, we have taught over 6,000 kids how to learn through the process of learning to code, through classes in programming, electronics, digital art and design thinking.
In Singapore, we partner with Google to deliver Singapore’s most comprehensive free coding program for under-privileged kids. Outside of Singapore, we have run programs in Cambodia, Taiwan, the Philippines and Vietnam, supported by international organisations like USAID, local government agencies and corporate sponsors.
In 2019, we opened our doors in Tokyo, bringing some of our most popular courses to kids in Japan for the first time. Our programs have been conducted at some of Tokyo’s most prestigious schools and have been featured on Nikkei and TV Tokyo.
Parents love us!
I think it was a great experience for my son to try presenting in English to a big group!
Father of Grade 6 Boy
My daughter was really engaged by the class!
Mother of Grade 4 Girl
Saturday Kids provided a valuable experience in allowing my children to solve difficult problems with people he just met - and in English too!
Father of Grade 3 Girl and Middle School Boy
My kid was super enthusiastic in thinking about and actually creating what he wanted to make!
Mother of Grade 5 Boy
The instructors were both passionate and precise when teaching! As a parent I was very impressed!
Mother of Grade 6 Boy
Main Classroom & Office
Impact HUB Tokyo
2 Chome-11-3 Meguro 〒153-0063
PALIS x Saturday Kids
Ebisu Garden Place
4 Chome-20-7 Ebisu 〒150-6018
Code Chrysalis x Saturday Kids
B2 Vort Moto-Azabu
3-1-35 Moto-Azabu 〒106-0046
What makes a Saturday Kid?
The world is changing, and we want our kids to grow up confident and eager to shape their future. We raise kids to be...
Whether it's learning about the latest technologies, grappling with real world challenges, or giving a presentation in English, a Saturday Kid is constantly trying new things. She sees the world as full of opportunities for her to grasp.
"What if...? Could I...? Why not try...?" A Saturday Kid is constantly joining the dots between her different learnings, testing her ideas and coming up with unexpected and amazing solutions. (Trust us, we have the projects to prove it!)
Unafraid to Fail
A Saturday Kid knows that you can't get things right all the time, and that failure is an important stepping stone to learning. She knows that, with determination and patience, she can always improve to achieve her goals!
A Saturday Kid dares to dream big, but she also knows the importance of careful planning. Whether it's prototyping her latest robot, or diligently sequencing her code, she knows that big achievements come from taking things one step at a time.