8 Geekylicious Workshops To Keep Your Kids Sharp This Summer
The school year has come to an end, but this shouldn’t stop you from nourishing your kid’s deep-seated curiosity. Here are fun science and technology workshops to keep your kids savvy this summer break.
8. #8 Wired to Play: Your Brain on Games (For kids age 11 & below) When: March 30, 2014, 12pm – 6pm Where: The Mind Museum, Special Exhibition Hall Cost: 150 PHP
If you’re one of those parents who see video games in a negative light, this is a great opportunity for you to understand how video games actually enhance your child’s cognitive prowess. A resident scientist will be there to answer critical questions about the mental effects of playing games, and to explain the reason why people naturally love playing games. Your kids will also have the chance to build their own games in the “Make Your Own Game” segment of the event after a group of independent developers unveil their most recent creations.
#7 Introduction to Robotics (For kids age 6-18) When: April 5, 2014, 10am to 1pm; April 12, 2014, 10am to 1pm; April 26, 2014, 10am to 1pm; May 3, 2014, 10am to 1pm Where: Enderun Colleges Cost: 7,500 PHP
Let your kids learn how to program their own R2-D2 at Enderun’s robotics program. Here, they will not only learn how to code, but also acquire basic mechanical engineering skills. Your kids will drool in excitement once you tell them about this!
#6 Animation (For kids age 8-13) When: May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2014, (Batch 1) 8pm – 12pm, (Batch 2) 1pm – 5pm Where: University of the Philippines Film Institute (UPFI) Cost: 5,000 PHP
Make your kids learn how to craft their own cartoons in the country’s prime locus for creativity and excellence! Your kid might be the next Walt Disney! Cool, huh?
#5 Basic Digital Art (For kids age 8 & up) When: April 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 22, 24, 26, 29, 2014, 2pm – 4pm Where: Young Artist’s Studio Cost: 8,800 PHP
Expand your kids’ creative tool set by letting them dabble on digital illustration. You’ll be surprised with the output that they can produce using computer-generated palettes.
#4 Photoshop for Kids (For kids age 10-15) When: April 10, 2014, 9pm – 5pm & April 11, 2014, 9pm – 5pm Where: Philippine Center for Creative Imaging (PCCI) Cost: 4,995 PHP
Equip your kids with the basic tools of graphic design as early as now, and see their projects and presentations radically improve in the next school year. These sessions can also refine the visual taste of your children through expert guidance and exposure.
#3 Digital Photojournalism (For kids age 10-16) When: March 31 to May 2, 2014, 1pm – 3pm Where: The Learning Library, Loyola Heights Cost: 4,800 PHP
Let your child know how to draw meaning out of pictures by enrolling them in this thrilling workshop that integrates writing and technology into a creative curriculum. The program can also instill a sense of social responsibility in your child as early as now, as its final output will be a series of photos that capture relevant public issues.
#2 C.S.I. 101 (For kids age 10-13) When: April 8, 2014 Where: The Mind Museum Cost: 1,800 PHP
Introduce the scientific method to your kids by immersing them in Mind Museum’s fun sleuth camp. Here, they will be taught how to logically solve problems and to analyze gathered information like a true detective. No kid will ever resist being Nancy Drew, Sherlock Holmes, or Veronica Mars for a day!
#1 University of the Philippines Annual Tech Boot Camp (For kids age 7-10) When: (Batch 1) April, 7 2014 onwards, (Batch 2) May 5, 2014 Where: University of the Philippines Technology Development Center Cost: 4,000 PHP for 2-day classes; 6,000 PHP for 5-day classes 9,000 PHP for 10-day classes
In cooperation with UP Information Technology Development Center, UP System Information Technology Foundation launches the 2014 Tech Boot Camp to expose the young generation to a cluster of IT programs for kids
with a focus on robotics, programming, and digital arts. The summer camp will be comprised of computer theory and practical hands-on activities. It’s a pretty exciting workshop for the nerdy bunch.
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