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Curious Cubs: Explore the Wonders of Tech, [Ages 5-6], 12 Jan - 08 Mar (Sun 1:00PM) @ Bukit Timah | Saturday Kids @ Bukit Timah | dimanche, 12. janvier 2020

Explore a series of immersive experiences geared at inspiring and engaging kids, developing their curiosity about tech, and building an understanding of basic computer science and electronics concepts through creative and fun projects!
“What are computer images made of?” “How do robots move from one place to another?”
The Short & Sweet

For kids ages 5-6

8 weeks 2h/week (16 hours in total)

No prerequisites 

Please note: With 11 Aug being public holiday (Hari Raya Haji), class will be extended by a week.


“My children, ages 10 and 7, found the class creative and interesting, and I was impressed by the games they managed to create. Most importantly, they're now excited by the world of programming. Highly recommended!” - Maya, Parent

What are my kids going to be doing? 8 days of fun activities!
Pixel Art

How exactly are images displayed on mobile phones? Ever wonder that?
Kids will learn the answer by first understanding what pixels are and how they come together to form computer images. Don’t worry! They won’t be working with computer screens. Instead they’ll be working with their hands to implement their own understanding of how pixels work and making their own cute pixel art keychains to take home.

how pixels form an image on a computer
simple binary, and how to encode and decode image to text, or from text to image
the early painting style of pointillism and its similarities to pixels
the concept of resolution (high res = more dots, low res = less dots)

Squishy Dough Circuits
Learn how electric circuits work by putting together your own! Your kid is gonna have fun building small toys of their own with some squishy dough and simple electric circuitry. Watch their creations light up and make sounds!

how electricity and electric circuits work: conductors and insulators
To put together an electronic circuit
To translate ideas into 3D objects using squishy dough

Code Your Own Fitness Routine with Scratch Jr!

A fitness routine by Joshua. 1. Jump on the spot 5 times. 2. Walk forward 5 steps. 3. Do a roll. 4. Repeat!
Kids learn about sequencing by creating code blocks that represent a exercise and put together a fitness routine. Once that’s done, they’ll bring their sequence to life by translating their little routine into an animation using Scratch Jr.
What is Scratch Jr
Scratch Jr is a visual programming language created specifically for kids. It’s a block-based programming language so kids learn through a simple drag-and-drop interface, making it effortless for young kids to follow. Kids learn how to code on an iPad by snapping together programming blocks to create short animations.

To design and code a fitness routine using their own code blocks
Introduction to Scratch Jr
Basic programming concepts such as algorithms and loops

Tangible Programming with PETS

PETS is the friendly Japanese wooden robot that will teach your child the basics of computer programming through hands on play. Each block is an action. Combine them to create programs. Get your PETS from point A to B by inputting commands and watch them go!

Build on basic numeracy and literacy skills
Understand directions and commands
Computational thinking
Spatial thinking

All transferable skills which kids can carry with them their whole lives. You know how the saying goes - give a kid a fish or teach them how to fish… (or code in this case) …well, you get the idea.

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. 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.
Parents love us!
"My kids had a blast & came home armed with knowledge & information which they were excited to share with us." - Joanne, Parent
"Thank you for a wonderful and exciting enrichment program that is so much more than academics.. it’s fun but for me as a mum, an important future skill set for my son." - Rachel, Parent

Have more questions on this awesome course?
Read our FAQ section below!
Call us & we'll call you back! +65 3159 0980
Email us! hello@saturdaykids.com

Frequently Asked Questions
1. My child is new to programming. Will he / she be able to follow?
The Curious Cubs course is designed with the assumption that students have no prior background or experience in programming. All students new to programming are more than welcomed.
2. My child has done Tiny Techies 1 and/or 2. How is this course different from that?
The Curious Cubs course covers a variety of basic programming concepts unlike Tiny Techies 1/2 which focuses on Beebots and Scratch Jr only.
3. My child is younger than 5. Can he / she join?
The Curious Cubs course is recommended for 5-6 year olds. If your child is very keen, we can organise separate classes if there is a minimum of 4 participants. Please contact us directly to enquire.
4. 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. If your child is joining the full day camp, we recommend bringing packed lunches.
Please note:

This camp will proceed with a minimum of 4 tickets sold. We will inform you in advance if the camp is cancelled. Refunds will be made accordingly. Unless otherwise notified, the camp will go ahead.
We will be filming and taking photographs of the children in our workshop. By registering a child's attendance at this camp, parents/guardians grant Saturday Kids a perpetual licence to use the student's work, photographs or videos of the student, and other materials for purposes such as publicising or promoting our workshops/events and the students’ accomplishments on Saturday Kids' website or on our partners' websites.