Kids STEM Education and Programs

Kids STEM Education and Programs

It seems like most education programs are incorporating STEM into their curriculums, but what exactly is it? In a nutshell, STEM helps untangle problems and challenges using the principles of math and science. The term “STEM” was coined by Dr. Judith Ramaley, a former...

Girls Learn To Code

Did you know MakerKids is owned and managed by women? Half of our instructors are female as well! Our mission is to empower the leaders of tomorrow, and with this, we also hope to inspire more women to see a future in technology. Research has shown that for girls,...
Bloor West Kids Fun Day – April 29

Bloor West Kids Fun Day – April 29

Join us for a day of fun! We will have activities, games and more. We will have workshops throughout the day as well. Some may require pre-registration. Event is free and open to all ages! Location: Swansea Town Hall, 95 Lavinia Ave, Toronto, ON M6S 3H9 Date: April...
Technology, Coding and Kids

Technology, Coding and Kids

There is often a stigma associated with children’s relationship with technology. No parent wants their child to be a couch potato with their eyes glued to a screen all day, but kids are fascinated by all of the technology surrounding them, and it is important to guide...
Get SMART about goal setting

Get SMART about goal setting

A guide for learning (for kids and parents) “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go” – Dr. Seuss Knowledge is power, just ask Dr. Seuss! At MakerKids, we know what makes learning successful is...
Bring a Friend Week!

Bring a Friend Week!

From March 21 to April 2, your child may bring a friend to class. Kids can share their projects, build something awesome together and learn new skills collaboratively. If your child would like to bring a friend (ages 7-12) to their class, let us know. Please send us...
Emerging STEM Careers Featuring Kids!

Emerging STEM Careers Featuring Kids!

Image Via: stem-works.com STEM careers (also known as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) are becoming more popular. With how awesome these four crucial life skills are, it’s really no surprise that there are more careers opening in these fields. The...
Teach Your Kids Soft Skills

Teach Your Kids Soft Skills

Image Via: pinterest.com Many children (as well as adults) are unsure what soft skills are, and why they’re so important for growth. Here at MakerKids, we encourage children and adults to team up and grow together. Soft skills are often referred to as “people skills”...
Get to Know a Mentor!

Get to Know a Mentor!

My name is Amy, and I am a mentor at MakerKids. This is me. (My co-worker from YMCA Camp Chief Hector is on the left and I’m on the right! We had just spent a day canoeing the Red Deer river in Alberta, and somehow our lunch break turned into a mud party.) If I...