‘Tots & Tech: Playful Programming for Preschoolers’ is all about getting kids inspired and excited about the possibilities and wonders of tech.
In this beginner-friendly bootcamp, preschoolers will be learning the ins-and-outs of Scratch Junior, a mobile app from the creators of Scratch.
They build on their critical thinking and literacy skills on Scratch Junior by learning to:
Describe the different parts of the Scratch Interface (stage, sprite, backdrop).
Create, edit and delete sprites and backdrops.
Explore and use the different motion commands, backdrop, sprites and event trigger functions to create a simple animation.
This Bootcamp wraps up with preschoolers coming up and creating their own animated future self portrait. And as they creatively plan out portrait designs and animations, they get to pick up on other skills such as problem solving, logical thinking and presentation skills.
The stuff you’ll learn:
Discover the magic behind simple programming algorithms.
Build on your child’s basic numeracy and literacy skills.
Learn how to code on an iPad.
Suitable for Ages: 5-6
Completes in: 8 hours in 4 weeks
Class Size of: 6 (1:6 teacher student ratio)
Price: SGD295 (U.P.) SGD265 (E.B. Special)
Upon completion of the course, the student would receive
A digital certificate of completion of the course
Video presentation of projects created by student
All About the Course
Let’s set off on a 4-week coding adventure, where your little ones get started on their coding journey with tech!
In this bootcamp for beginner preschoolers, they’ll be building their own games & animations using Scratch Junior on the iPad. They’ll learn how to successfully navigate Scratch Junior, and how to use it to creatively create. This bootcamp series then wraps up with preschoolers creating their own animated future self portrait.
Along the way, kids will also learn about the importance of teamwork and collaboration through these coding projects! Come, let’s get creative with code and discover the wonders of tech – inventing the future starts right here with Tots & Tech: Playful Programming for Preschoolers, Part 2!
Life skills you'll learn
Focus of the course
Course Outline By Day
Format: In-person, at a Saturday Kids location.
Duration: 4 weeks, 1 day a week.
Here are what kids will be learning to create during the days of the course:
To describe the different parts of the Scratch Interface (Stage, Sprite, Backdrop).
To create, edit and delete sprites and backdrops.
Use the backdrop, sprites, different motion blocks and event trigger to create a simple animation.
To wrap it all up by creating an animated future self portrait using multiple backdrops.
Should government regulations advise against in-person classes, this camp will be shifted online in an abridged 2h/day format and replaced with the course, Curious Creatures: Chapter 1 and Chapter 2. Students will receive an email with instructions about the online class.