Robotics Sound for Kids Programs Toronto

Coding

After School and Weekend Programs

Learn different coding languages at MakerKids! Kids can learn how to code with Scratch, Stencyl, Caterpillar and Ardublock! Code your own video game, apps and objects. Our coding programs are interdisciplinary. Programs also involve design, logic, math, computer skills, teamwork and creativity.

 

Spring term starts April 25!

Program Details

Program Info

Ages 8-12
10 weeks
Multiple start dates
All experience levels welcome

Hardware + Software

May include:
Scratch
Stencyl
Caterpillar
Ardublock

What will kids learn?

At the end of the program, kids will learn technical and soft skills, including coding, problem-solving, game design and design philosophy.

What do kids make?

Kids will bring their invention to life. Projects include video games, apps and real world objects.

MakerKids Experience and Skillset

Empower the leaders of tomorrow with the skills and mindsets to change the world.

Project-Based Learning

Through coding and learning how to talk with technology, kids will learn how different apps and real world objects work. Kids will develop their own video game, app or even real world objects. Students have their hands in front of the wheel, as they will invent their concept and execute their project, from start to finish.

21st Century Skills

Students will meet other like-minded kids and will be able to collaborate on games together and play together. They will learn, both, technical and soft skills like engineering, coding, communication, logic and game design.

Coding Programs for Kids Toronto
Coding Programs for Kids Toronto

The MakerKids Difference

Great Instructors

Our instructors are highly trained and come from various backgrounds, including engineering, theatre, music and design. They have worked at City of Toronto, P&G and YMCA. CEO, Jenn Turliuk, attended the Graduate Studies Program at NASA’s Singularity University and business school at Queen’s University.

Leading Edge Technology

We use leading edge technology used by industry professionals. We use Arduinos, which was used to prototype the Square Reader, in our robotics programs. Kids will work with real coding languages, wires, LEDs and more to create their robotic inventions.

Space to Experiment

Our makerspace is a safe space for kids to experiment. Our instructors are first aid trained and have police checks. We have students from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. We are capable of working with kids with different learning abilities. Kids work in groups, design on and offscreen and have time for games/park.

My boys flourish here and look forward to it every week. They show social skills improvement and more confidence since coming to MakerKids and finding their “tribe.” Happy children make me a happy and grateful mom. Thanks MakerKids for creating programs for my quirky, “outside the box thinking” boys.

Tammy

Parent

I love that the kids take the lead on their projects and learn how to achieve their goals Absolutely the kind of things my kids are interested in exploring in a guided setting!

Parent

This MakerKids Graduate learned key sound, robotics and design concepts and now runs his own business fixing stereo equipment in his neighbourhood!

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Sample Class

4:00-4:10
Welcome to MakerKids and ice breakers
4:10-4:50 Coding Discovery
Instructors will guide students through key coding concepts while kids try it themselves and collaborate
4:50-5:00 Break
Kids can have their snacks, play games and explore our Inspiration Station
5:00-5:40 Let’s get Making!
Kids will experiment and create their own project and invention from the lesson
5:40-5:45 Clean-up
5:45-5:55 Show and tell
See the work the kids have created!

Tuition Includes

(Starts at $16.25/hour)

  • All materials for activities
  • Laptops to use
  • Experienced instructors
  • One-on-one coaching
  • Badge of completion

Register for a Coding Program!

Ages 8-12

Coding: Real World Objects - Spring Term - April 25

Ready to level up? Learn practical coding skills used in the real world by professionals! Our coding program will introduce kids how to communicate with technology, how computers work and how to harness the power of digital technology. By discovering the inner workings of computers, students will understand how applications and programs communicate with each other while learning logic and design. Kids can create their own chat bots, websites, animations and more.

By the end of the program, kids will make an amazing invention of their own, which they will be able to share, beta-test and launch. Join us for this collaborative program and learn to make something positive in the digital world! The technical and 21st-century skills developed are transferable to many disciplines and are used by professional coders. Students will work with a coding language that lays between Scratch and Arduino. It takes block-based coding into the real world. 

Project-Based Learning

As an open-ended, exploratory program, kids are encouraged to push their boundaries and invent something awesome. The iterative design process is introduced, and kids face problems and challenges where there is no right solution but lots of possibly successful approaches. Kids, from beginning to end, will design their own creation, prototype it and improve on it further.

21st Century Skills

Students will meet other like-minded kids and will be able to collaborate on apps together and play together. They will learn, both, technical and soft skills like engineering, coding, communication, logic and game design. By coding real world objects, students will be able to see the results of their work, receive continuous feedback that will help them grow and develop transferable skills.

Why Choose MakerKids?

Robotics Programs for Kids Toronto

21st Century Skills

Our kids' STEM programs teach and encourage a wide variety of skills. Soft skills: A) confidence B) social skills and C) engagement. Technical skills: A) coding, B) design, and C) electronics.

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Advanced Curriculum

We’ve developed curriculum for Intel and trained staff from the Toronto Public Library and various school boards. Programs are designed and created by industry professionals and makers.

Robotics Programs for Kids Toronto

Real Results

MakerKids graduates have started businesses, led classes, been featured on national TV and have shown academic and social improvement in and outside of school.

Robotics Programs for Kids Toronto

Experience

MakerKids was named “Best Kids’ Workshops” by Toronto Life Magazine. We run programs at schools throughout the GTA, such as Toronto French School, Kingsway College, and more.

Robotics Programs for Kids Toronto

FAQs

Does my child need experience coding?

Our classes are open to new and experienced kids of all backgrounds. With our small ratio of 1 instructor for every 8 kids, our instructors will be able to work with each child’s individual needs. We go over coding fundamentals and may hold breakout sessions for beginners and advanced students. It is recommended that kids have computer skills (e.g. typing).

Do we have to bring our own laptop and supplies?

We will provide all the materials needed for the program and activities, which  include laptops and any software. No need to bring your computers! Feel free to bring nut free snacks and water.

What will my kid make?

Kids will learn how to code different inventions. They will be able to prototype their own video game, app and even real world objects (robotics).

All MakerKids STEM Programs

Fall Term:
Make it Light Up

Winter Term:
Make Sound

Spring Term:
Make it Move

Fall Term:
Code a Video Game

Winter Term:
Code an App

Kids after school programs