What We Teach:
Studies show that kids decide between ages 7-12 whether they will consider STEM as a career option.
STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
The key is having positive exposure to STEM.
Maybe it’s time your child got excited about STEM with us?
Formats: Camps, After-School Programs, Private classes, and more
Your child will develop:
Your child will realize that they are capable of making real inventions that other people can use. They will grow 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.
We use technology as a medium to help children develop 21st century skills.
In recent surveys, parents reported the following outcomes after their child participated in a MakerKids program:
increase in self-confidence
improvement in social skills
increase in creativity
increase in in computer skills
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.
Skills: 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.
Skills: Creativity, Teamwork, Coding, Electronics, Math, Reading, Writing, Design
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: Teamwork, Social Skills, Problem-Solving, Coding, 3D Design
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.