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Coding for Kids - Scratch Beginners Course (age 10-12) @ Upp Bukit Timah
Develop your Child’s Logical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills with Coding
Designed specifically for children (age 10-12) who are completely new to programming / coding, this program introduces our children to a lifelong skill that is important for the future.
Children will be using Scratch, a graphics based computer coding language developed by Mitchel Resnick, LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research and head of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT media labs.
At the end of the course, students feel empowered to create, design and develop computational media which they enjoy in their daily lives. They start their journey to build the next blockbuster game (Eg. Angry Birds or Flappy Bird) here.
Most importantly, this programme strengthens their logical and problem solving skills which are useful in many aspects of life, be it immediately in their studies (e.g. Mathematics Problem Sums, Science, etc) or in the future.
Want to know more? Read our FAQ on our coding for kids courses here.
Coding for Kids (Scratch:Beginner) Course Outline
Day 1: Introduction to Scratch
Explore scratch and familiarise with interface.
Basic step by step animation (loops, events and parallelism techniques)
Day 2: Animation
Hands on experience and application of techniques.
Making your animation come alive (music, colour, costumes)
Day 3: Telling stories
Creating a story board using scratch
Create your own characters, coordinate interactions
Manage timing and broadcasting of these events
Day 4: Gaming time
Learn how to build interactive games
Add your own score count and games.
Tackle 9 scratch programming puzzles
Learn to debug your game
Day 5: Project showcase
Work on your game/app/animation concept
Use the techniques you have learnt over the past 4 days
Show and tell
Who is this coding class for?
- Children 10-12 years old
- No prior knowledge required
- Laptop provided (one per child)
- Total hours of instructions: 17.5 hours
- Number of lessons: 5
- Hours per lesson: 3.5
- Small Class Size: 8 students maximum
- SGD $595
- Earlybird*: SGD $545
*30 days prior to commencement of course