Bubs & Bees: Buzz with Beebot & Scratch Jr, [Ages 5-6], Sep 6 – Sep 10 Holiday Camp (9:30AM) @ East Coast
We can’t wait to see your curious kids in our classrooms for a creative coding adventure!
Questions? Give us a ring at +65 3159 0980 or shoot us an email at [email protected] – we’d love to chat.
For Ages 5-6
Never thought your little ones could code? In this course for beginners, preschoolers programme a robot to boogie, build their own game or animation, and learn about the importance of teamwork and collaboration through code! Get creative with code and discover the wonders of tech – inventing the future starts right here.
The Short & Sweet
- No experience necessary – this course is perfect for beginners with no experience with code, computers, or iPads
- A fun, synergistic mix of tangible programming & on-screen programming
- Demystify tech and spark curiosity about how the world works through digital literacy
All you need to know
Say hi to BeeBot – learn about code through tangible programming.
Check out BeeBot in action!
Meet BeeBot, an award-winning little robot that introduces young kids to programming concepts, directional skills, math and more. Kids build on their critical thinking and literacy, meshing their creativity and technical understanding by programming BeeBot to…
Dance and draw cool geometrical shapes!
Complete an exciting quest that they’ve imagined and designed with their friends – learning the importance of teamwork, communication and collaboration along the way.
Get creative coding up your own projects on screen with Scratch Jr.
Next, kids translate the tangible programming concepts they’ve learned onscreen with Scratch Jr. Tinkering with the introductory programming language specially designed for young children, kids learn to code on an iPad, snappin’ programming blocks together to create projects like…
Animated e-cards to express their wishes to their nearest and dearest…
Original, interactive, animated games they can play with their friends!
Kids are like sponges – the younger they are, the more they absorb.
In this play-based course merging tangible and on-screen programming, kids get a fun-packed introduction to computational thinking via exposure to both hardware and software.
By being exposed to the workings to technology early, kids don’t just develop a new medium for creativity and problem-solving skills, but get an early peek under the hood of how digital experiences are designed and engineered.
Oh! The stuff you'll learn
- Discover the magic behind simple programming algorithms
- Code BeeBot the robot, and bring it to life
- Build on basic numeracy and literacy skills
- Design a course for BeeBot
- How to code on an iPad
- Animate characters to move about
- Project time: Code your own game or animation
- Presentation time: On your last day, share with your parents what you’ve learnt!
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.
Course Outline by Day
Should government regulations advise against in-person classes, as this camp cannot be conducted online, our team will recommend to you Curious Creatures, an online preschool course that your curious child will love.
In a Nutshell, Curious Creatures introduces preschoolers to the world of code – by learning basic computational thinking and collaborating with other kids to tell their favourite childhood stories creatively with Scratch Jr!
Frequently Asked Questions
1. My child is new to programming. Will he / she be able to follow?
Bubs & Bees is designed for preschoolers with no experience in programming. Activities are designed under the assumption that participants have no prior experience with digital devices like computers and iPads. All students new to programming are more than welcome.
2. My child is younger than 5. Can he / she join?
Bubs & Bees is recommended for kids 5-6 year olds. Kids younger than 5 years old are not encouraged to participate in the course for developmental reasons.
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. Kids may also opt to use their/their parent’s personal iPad for class.
4. What if government regulations require this class to move online?
Should government regulations advise against in-person classes, as this camp cannot be conducted online, our team will recommend you a suitable online alternative that your curious child will love.