Calgary is full of fun activities for kids. There are museums, zoos, and more for kids to explore. Calgary is also home to many STEM programs for kids. At MakerKids, we are proud to offer virtual classes for kids in Calgary, in other parts of Canada, and all around the world. This is one of the perks of virtual classes. We get to connect with children from all around the country.
The Popularity of STEM in Calgary
STEM is growing in popularity in Calgary so much so that a new STEM charter school is in the works. Innovation Academy is working with STEM leaders to build a curriculum of STEM courses. It will be for kids in grades 7-12 with a focus on everything STEM.
Calgary is also home to several STEM programs and afterschool programs for kids as well as camps. These allow kids to explore all different areas of science, technology, engineering, and math. With more children getting involved in STEM for kids, these programs are bound to fill up fast.
Why Try MakerKids in the Calgary Area?
We know that you have many choices for STEM activities in the Calgary area, but you won’t find any there that can boast that they were the first makerspace for kids in the world, founded in 2010. As pioneers in the industry, you can feel confident that your child is learning from the best in the business.
As you look around at different STEM programs in Calgary you’ll notice that all offer live instructors. Some offer activities that kids can do at their own pace. While this may be good for some kids, many need instruction and guidance, especially when it’s something new that they’re doing. At MakerKids, all of our virtual classes are taught by live instructors.
Also, not all programs start children when they’re young. At MakerKids, we offer children in first grade the opportunity to try our programs. This allows them to see which types of classes they like and then expand on them as they get older. We separate children into age-appropriate groups so that everyone is learning on their level and at their pace.
Our program prices are also competitive, if not better than many others out there. This is a bonus for parents who want to provide quality activities for their children but don’t want to break the bank.
Besides afterschool virtual programs, we also pride ourselves on offering camps and birthday parties so that STEM can be a part of your child’s life 24/7, 365 days a year.
Benefits of MakerKids Classes
During classes at MakerKids, kids learn the confidence needed to be successful adults alongside the STEM skills to succeed. Kids also learn how to socialize and interact with kids from all walks of life, anywhere in the world.
Our instructors also encourage kids to be themselves and celebrate their unique ideas. They are highly regarded in their field while encouraging children to follow their dreams and believe in their ideas.
Virtual Classes at MakerKids
While your child is sitting in the comfort of their homes in the Calgary area, they’re connecting with our mentors who are busy finding ways to challenge and interact with the different STEM fields.
Our virtual classes are available in three main areas for children in ages 6-13; robotics, coding, and Minecraft. Children in grades 3-5 learn together and those in 6-8 are together. Smaller children have their own mini-makers classes that are age-appropriate and full of useful information. All classes are kept small with no more than five students each. This allows children to get the individual attention they need in a virtual setting.
All of our instructors are properly trained and have gone through extensive background checks so you can always feel confident that your child is being taught by the best in the business.
Our online coding classes teach kids everything they need to know to code their own games.
Topics like animation, character development, level design, and beta testing are all taught at the children’s pace.
If your child loves to create and see things move, this is for them. They learn how to make electronic creations they may have only dreamed of. Their ideas come to life as they learn how to wire up circuits, make virtual lights light up, and code a virtual “robot brain”.
Our Minecraft classes are truly unique. Through the use of Minecraft, kids learn STEM topics like robotics and coding. Many of them never realized how much STEM was a part of this popular game until they started taking our class.
Mini-Makers classes are geared to kids in grades 1-2. They are introduced to robotics and coding and learn to design their own video game, make robots, and try other experiments.
Whether it’s coding, robotics, or Minecraft, our MakerKids instructors are ready to propel your children into the exciting world of STEM where the sky’s the limit.
Birthday Parties, Camps, and More!
Virtual Birthday Parties
Besides our award-winning programs, we also offer virtual birthday parties and camps. Our birthday parties were named one of 10 awesome birthday places by “Today’s Parent”. Children love to explore during these parties.
If you want to do something different this year, this is it! Here’s how it works:
Your child chooses the topic; robotics, coding, or Minecraft. We develop an age-appropriate activity based on your guests. Our instructors will guide the children through the activity and even take a break to play games.
Just like an in-person party, there’s also time for cake and presents. Our typical birthday party lasts two hours, or you can customize your own to make it one to remember.
Our virtual camps are a hit for kids who want a different type of camp experience. Your child can explore STEM topics right from home on a schedule that works for your family. Our camps allow children to interact with their peers from around the country and the world.
If you’re ready to give your child a STEM experience like none other, contact us! Parents can feel confident that their children are in a safe online environment that is teaching them valuable skills.
If you’re in the Calgary area and would like to learn more about our virtual classes at MakerKids call us today at 1-844-MAKERKIDS. Be sure to ask about our free trial class and sibling discount!