Playfully integrating tangible off-screen activities with on-screen coding, the weekly Tots & Tech programme demystifies the digital world for preschoolers in a friendly, age-appropriate way, and is designed to encourage curiosity, fun, and a fearless approach to learning.
The Short & Sweet
Weekly classes to develop your preschooler’s digital literacy education
No prior experience required
Develop technical skills such as coding and robotics
Reinforcing soft skills like collaboration and creativity
Learn about internet safety and other important aspects of navigating a digitalised world
Blended learning approach to regulate screen time
All you need to know
Preschoolers are an energetic bunch.
Through unplugged activities we leverage the power of kinesthetic learning to channel that energy towards a play-based approach to learning about the world of tech.
From building, befriending, and programming their very first robots, to learning the basics of computational thinking – by the end of the programme, kids will have their eyes opened to the possibilities of tech and begin to express themselves creatively with code.
Gradually building their literacy, kids will create their own projects while applying concepts such as conditionals, loops, and sequencing.
But it’s not just about the technical skills – preschoolers have fun and are engaged in their own learning by building their own game or animation, and learn about the importance of teamwork and collaboration!
And because a holistic education in tech is important, learn how to navigate the internet with confidence, curiosity and security! To do that, we’ll get the lowdown on internet safety, and build a solid foundation in digital citizenship, practising confident and positive engagement on the internet.
Oh! The stuff you'll learn
Discover the magic behind simple programming algorithms
Coding, building, and robotics through a synergistic, thematic combination of tangible and on-screen activities
Build on basic numeracy and literacy skills
How to code on an iPad
Animate characters to move about
Project time: Code your own game or animation
Use what you’ve learned to navigate fun challenges and quests, developing important soft skills like teamwork, collaboration and communication along the way!
All about the internet: Understand basic internet infrastructure, how to navigate the internet safely and confidently, digital citizenship and positive engagement on the internet
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is this course designed for?
This programme is great for all preschoolers ages 5-6! No prior experience with programming or digital devices (e.g. iPads) needed.
What’s the format of this course?
Tots & Tech: Playful Programming for Preschoolers is a weekly programme specially designed for 5-6 year olds to develop an understanding of tech! Each term of classes consists of 8 weekly lessons of 1.5 hours each.
Can my child join in the next term of classes if s/he missed out on the previous term?
Absolutely! Whether for beginners or for those with slightly more experience, our term classes are designed to welcome new students at the start of every term 🙂 Do note however that we’re unable to include new students to an ongoing term as the lessons are progressive, so do sign up early to book your slot!
What equipment will my child need?
We’ll provide all equipment and materials, but you may want to bring a jacket and light snacks in case s/he gets hungry!
Are these classes available online?
We care deeply about optimising the learning experience of every child that passes through our doors, and for young learners we believe that in-person learning works best. For that reason, our classes are all currently held in-person, and we take necessary precautions to ensure that students have a safe environment to learn in.
My child is younger than 5. Can s/he join?
We love the spirit of starting young! Unfortunately, as the learning needs of preschoolers at this stage of growth vary widely, we’re not able to accommodate kids under the age of 5 at the moment.