We Use Technology as a Medium to Help Children Develop:
Your child will realize that they are capable of making real inventions that other people can use. They will build resilience and increase their potential.
Your child will meet like-minded friends and learn leadership, communication and social skills.
Your child will be inspired to make a positive difference. MakerKids graduates have started businesses, been featured on TV, been published in magazines, and more.
Positive Relationship with Technology
Your child will realize that they can be a creator and not just a consumer. They will learn the basics of internet safety and self-regulation around technology.
Your Child Will:
Learn At Their Own Pace
Kids progress through hundreds of activities and earn badges along the way
Start At Their Level
Perfect for beginners and those more experienced
Have Fun While Learning
So fun kids don’t even realize how much they are learning
Kids Learn the Skills of the Future
Want Your Child to Get An Edge?
Studies show that kids decide between ages 7-12 whether or not they’ll consider careers in STEM STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The key is for kids to have a positive experience with STEM… and to build confidence Our country has a shortage of tech-trained workers STEM jobs are key to increasing innovation and GDP Not to mention… Some STEM jobs pay double the national wage. Maybe it’s time for your child to come get excited about STEM with us? Join a kids’ STEM Program!
Award-Winning Kids’ STEM Programs
Formats: Camps, After-School Programs, Birthday Parties and more
Skills Learned: Resilience, Confidence, Internet Safety, Logic, Game Design, Beta-Testing
Coding is an important language to learn. With the demand for STEM workers continuing to increase, learning coding from an early age is a sure way to gain an advantage in today’s competitive career world. Kids code games, websites and more. They learn how computers work, exercise creativity by coming up with ideas for how their project will look and feel, and build resilience and perseverance when trouble-shooting their code.
Kids will learn everything they need to know to code their very own game: character development, storyboarding, animation, environment and level design, beta testing and, of course, coding.
Skills Learned: Self-Confidence, Creativity, Teamwork, Coding, Electronics, Math, Reading, Writing, Design
Design the world around you! In our Robotics programs, kids will design, plan, program, and build electronic inventions while using a robotics microcontroller and learning how to code. Kids will better understand how everyday objects around them work and will have the opportunity to bring their ideas to life.
The microcontrollers we use are used by industry professionals. The Arduino was used to prototype the Square credit card reader!
Kids make electronic creations that they previously could have only dreamed of. Make lights light up, motors spin, and code a ‘robot brain’ to make something awesome. Kids get to see the results of their code right before their eyes. They realize that they can make things that others can use. Past projects: nightlights, motion-activated alarms, rovers, and more. Kids exercise creativity by developing project ideas, learn to design projects for specific user needs, and give and receive feedback on their designs
Skills Learned: Social Skills, Patience, Communication, Teamwork, Problem-Solving, Coding, 3D Design
In our Minecraft programs, kids learn how to make Minecraft even more awesome, how computers and servers work, and core computer programming concepts while collaborating with kids equally excited about Minecraft.
We use the incredibly popular game Minecraft (now a mandatory school subject in Finland) as a medium to help kids build transferable skills such as coding, electronics, 3D design, servers, and more. We leverage kids’ interest in Minecraft as a gateway to introduce them to other STEM topics such as Robotics and Coding. Minecraft is also a great medium for teaching positive netizen skills and communication skills. Kids build amazing digital creations.
Mental Health Outcomes: Children’s mental health institutions refer kids to us because of the results they have seen with their clients, and we are proud that families have reported improved behavior, mood, and academic performance.
Meet Ariel, One of Our Maker-Mentors
Hello, my name is Ariel! I have worked for the YMCA, volunteered for day camps and had a number of placements in other learning spaces such as TDSB classrooms and the Boys and Girls Club. I completed my undergrad at Ryerson University where I studied Early Childhood Education. I most recently earned my Bachelors of Education at University of Ontario Institute of Technology where I graduated with the highest distinction. More simply put, I love learning.
Specialties: Teaching children with unique skills and abilities, meeting diverse learning needs and optimism!
Started a business
- Makes and sells audio speakers
- Fixes his neighbor’s speakers
- Featured on national TV
Imagine what his career possibilities could be.
Published in a magazine
- Built an underwater robot
- Featured on Breakfast TV
- Published in OWL Magazine
Imagine what their impact on the world could be.
Why Choose MakerKids
MakerKids was named Best Kids’ Workshop by Toronto Life Magazine, one of the top ten Birthday Parties by Today’s Parent, and is the first makerspace for kids in the world.
Hear what people have to say about MakerKids
“I think that MakerKids is doing some outstanding things for kids. Let’s get more kids into making.”
“MakerKids is a cool place where it’s cool to be smart.”
“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.”
“Kids come in here not knowing what they can do and they leave with a phenomenal amount of self-confidence and capability.”
Get In Touch
We have programs in Toronto and are coming to more cities soon
Toronto Minecraft Programs & Camps
Toronto Coding Programs & Camps
Toronto Robotics Programs & Camps
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