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ScratchThinker Programming for Kids

Classes Available Weekly!

For Ages 7 and above

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ScratchThinker Programming for Kids (Ages 7+)

Join Our Term Coding Classes for Kids from July to October 2019! Classes Run Weekly on Weekdays or Weekends. Learn to Code and Build the Future!

Girls can code!

Girls can code!

Class Summary

  • Learn to code for kids age 7 and above
  • 16 weekly classes from July to October 2019, 1.5 hours per lesson
  • Suitable for beginners and young learners with minimal background in coding
  • Hands-on coding and create amazing projects of games or animations.
  • The ScratchThinker Class has a total of 40 lessons spread over 5 modules.

 

Here's what your child will experience in the term classes

  • Learn what is coding and how it can help train your child's logical thinking 
  • Experience how a programmer codes and how programs are created and tested
  • Learn basic to advanced programming concepts such as code sequences, loops, conditionals, variable types, functions and more!
  • Code their very own game and animation projects and bring them home
  • Be guided by our experienced programmer trainer (MOE-registered) throughout

The class is structured to be delivered over 40 lessons (16 lessons per term) so that kids who are just beginning to learn how to code may have the initial close guidance and support for them to continue their learning journey.

Attending the ScratchThinker classes will help your child to:

  • Experience what programming is, and how it is used professionally to solve problems and create solutions.
  • Encourage your child to want to learn how things work and develop a creator mindset
  • Discover if programming is age-appropriate and if it’s a skill that your child would like to learn.
  • Inspire your child to want to learn more and create their own game and animation programs!

Course Outline

Module 1: Basics of Programming

Module 2: Variable Types and Algorithms I

Module 3: Synchronous/ Asynchronous Programming and Algorithms II

Module 4: Physical Computing and Project Management Basics I

Module 5: Functions and Project Management Basics II

Module 6: ScratchThinker Robotics (In Progress!)

If your child is 7 and above, now is the best time to let him or her have a headstart in programming!

Sign up your child now for the term classes and enjoy a 12% discount! Regular students who sign up for term classes enjoy an additional 12% discount for term classes.

Unsure if programming is for your child? Register for a trial class and find out how your child can benefit from learning programming at Computhink!

Course Structure

16-lessons over 1 term

1.5 hours per class

Max. 6 students per class

Age Group

Age 7 and above

Prerequisites

None required. These classes are meant for beginners.

Equipment

Laptops will be used and provided for each kid. If you would like to bring your own laptop (Windows 7 and above only), do let us know in advance!

Location

Computhink Kids SG
203, Hougang St 21
#01-83, S530203

New Upcoming Classes

Week Day 

Monday - Friday

ScratchThinker Programming for Kids

Term Lessons from July 2019 to October 2019
16 lessons

 

Regular Weekday Classes (Monday to Friday)

 

Every Monday from Jul-1 to Oct-21*

Slot 1A: 4.00pm to 5.30pm (* Open for Registration! *)
Slot 1B: 5.30pm to 7.00pm  (* Open for Registration! *)
* No classes on Aug-12 for Public Holiday

 

Every Tuesday from Jul-2 to Oct-15

Slot 2A: 4.00pm to 5.30pm  (* Open for Registration! *)
Slot 2B: 5.30pm to 7.00pm  (* Open for Registration! *)

 

Every Wednesday from Jul-3 to Oct-16

Slot 3A: 4.00pm to 5.30pm  (* Open for Registration! *)
Slot 3B: 5.30pm to 7.00pm (* Open for Registration! *)

 

Every Thursday from Jul-4 to Oct-17

Slot 4A: 4.00pm to 5.30pm  (* Open for Registration! *)
Slot 4B: 5.30pm to 7.00pm  (* Open for Registration! *)

 

Every Friday from Jul-5 to Oct-25**

Slot 5A: 4.00pm to 5.30pm  (* Open for Registration! *)
Slot 5B: 5.30pm to 7.00pm  (* Open for Registration! *)
** No classes on Aug-9 for Public Holiday

 

** Last updated: 2019 May-15 **

 

$480 (Half-Term)

 

* Sign up for a full term of 16 lessons and enjoy a 12% discount! Regular students who sign up for term classes get an additional 12% discount (Total 24% discount!)

Can't decide if coding is for your child? Sign up for a trial class!

 

Week End

Saturdays - Sundays

ScratchThinker Programming for Kids

Term Lessons from July 2019 to October 2019
16 lessons

 

Regular Weekend Classes (Saturday and Sunday)

 

Every Saturday from Jul-6 to Oct-19*

* No classes on Aug-12 for Public Holiday

 

Slot 6A: 9.00am to 10.30am (* Registration Closed *)

Slot 6B: 10.30am to 12.00pm  (* Open for Registration! *)

Slot 6C: 1.00pm to 2.30pm  (* Open for Registration! *)

Slot 6D: 2.30pm to 4.00pm  (* Registration Closed *)

Slot 6E: 4.00pm to 5.30pm  (* Open for Registration! *)

 

Every Sunday from Jul-7 to Nov-3*

* No classes on Aug-11 and Oct-27 for Public Holidays

 

Slot 7A: 9.00am to 10.30am (* Open for Registration! *)

Slot 7B: 10.30am to 12.00pm  (* Open for Registration! *)

Slot 7C: 1.00pm to 2.30pm  (* Open for Registration! *)

Slot 7D: 2.30pm to 4.00pm  (* Open for Registration! *)

Slot 7E: 4.00pm to 5.30pm  (* Open for Registration! *)

 

** Last updated: 2019 May-15 **

 

$480 (Half-Term)

 

 

* Sign up for a full term of 16 lessons and enjoy a 12% discount! Regular students who sign up for term classes get an additional 12% discount (Total 24% discount!)

 

Can't decide if coding is for your child? Sign up for a trial class!

Why Computhink?

Maximum learning in small classes

All our classes are kept small to ensure maximum attention to your child's learning needs. By keeping the class small, we ensure that each kid gets the guidance and coaching he or she needs to bring their imagination to life through programming. Besides allowing us to get to know your kid better, we also encourage the kids in our classes to get to know one another and this is better facilitated in a small group setting.

Hands-On Activity-Based Learning

We believe that kids learn best when they do it themselves in a fun environment. That is why we ensure that each kid is given a laptop to work their own respective projects and try their hand in the programming projects and activities. It is heartening each time we see the kids beaming and being proud of themselves when they get the code to work as they want it to.

Our Teaching Philosophy

This idea that kids will learn anything that they want to, when they are given the freedom to create, inspires and drives our teaching philosophy. In this, we are influenced by the work of Sugata Mitra (Educational Researcher) whose research demonstrates the effect that a child’s innate curiosity and interest have on learning complex subjects outside the normal school environment. At Computhink, we adopt a 3-pronged approach to teaching kids which is guided by these 3 questions by the child: (1) What can I do?; (2) How can I do it?; and (3) What else can I do?

Follow-On Mastery Classes

Like any learning, learning to program is best done through regular practice and with guidance from experts. And this is why we offer the Computhink Code Club classes which provides regular weekly practice while exposing the kids to various programming languages such as intermediate Scratch, HTML, Python and Javascript. Kids will learn how the same basic programming concepts are built upon and applied in other programming languages to do different things such as building websites and creating mobile apps and games. It is through regular and varied practice that promotes mastery and that is what we aim to do at our Computhink Code Club.

What Our Students & Parents Say About Us

Laura enjoyed creating short animations and that there was an end product at the end of each lesson to fiddle with.

Laura, 7

Laura's Mum

Got really excited when he learned that he will be attending this class, and that he will create a game on his own!

Sebastien, 7

Sebastien's Mum

I liked learning different coding short cuts that I didn’t know about.

Zach, 9

I liked the tech and computer stuff. I also like the games created.

Maximus, 11

It is fun and creative! I created the 'pong' game and the 'maze'.

Melody, 9

I created the 'bouncy ball' and the 'shark and fish' games in the class. The instructor is clear and helpful. He is kind also.

Jadon, 10

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Scratch Programming?
Scratch is a programming language that is based on visual blocks. Kids can drag and drop code blocks and join them together to create and share interactive media such as stories, mini-games, and animations. Scratch is also an online community and kids can share their creation with people from all over the world.

As kids create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically, which are all essential 21st century skills they must inculcate. Scratch is developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. See http://scratch.mit.edu.

What is Scratch good for?
Scratch is an ideal programming language for kids to create and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animations. Scratch helps kids express their creativity, work collaboratively and think systematically in order to solve problems in code.

Besides the ease of learning a programming language, Scratch is also an active online community of kids all around the world learning and creating programs. Projects created are shared publicly, and aspiring coders can browse other student’s projects, view the code behind and even modify other student’s code.

How does attending the Beginner Scratch class help in laying the foundation for my kid’s future?

Developments in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Mobile Connectivity, Big Data, and the Internet of Things, have raised the collective capabilities of these technologies and combined them into networked services that would soon render a number our current skill-sets obsolete. It used to be thought that computers and machines will only be able to replace jobs which are repetitive in nature, however, it is estimated that 40-60% of jobs will soon be replaceable by computers.

The ability to understand and write computer programmess will empower your kid with the skills to navigate, understand and perhaps create this computational future. In whichever profession that your kid may enter in the future, it is certain that programming and logical thinking skills would be a key part of it.

How does the Beginner Scratch class differ from the Scratch Coder class?

The Beginner Scratch class is the basic introductory class for students who did not have prior experience in programming. This is why we teach kids using Scratch, developed by MIT, which comprises visual blocks which kids can simply drag and drop, with minimal typing. In this way, kids can quickly create fun games and animations, while at the same time, learn basic computer programming concepts.

The Scratch Coder class is developed for kids who have attended the Beginner Scratch classes or are rather new to programming. The Scratch Coder class provides intermediate level instruction for kids to further their interest in programming and comprises many more activities and projects of progressive challenges so that kids can master the programming concepts through varied practice. The Scratch Coder class is only available weekly.

The Scratch Coder class is part of the Computhink Code Club which aims to expose your kids to various programming languages and provide regular weekly guided practice so that kids can continue to hone their programming skills.

What is the Computhink Code Club?
The intent of the Computhink Code Club is to provide regular weekly programming practice while exposing the kids to various programming languages such as Scratch, HTML, Python and Javascript. Building on the basic programming concepts from the Beginner Computhink for Kids! class, at the Code Club, kids will learn how these same basic concepts are applied and used in the other programming languages to do different things such as building websites and creating mobile apps and games. It is through regular and varied practice that promotes mastery and that is what we aim to do at Computhink Code Club. Our goal is to develop your kid’s interest in programming and guide him or her to reach a skills level to be comfortable enough to build their own websites or creating suitable apps to solve everyday issues and make things better.

The Computhink Code Club pass will allow your kid to:

  • Choose 4 classes of 1.5 hours each (Each pass gives a minimum of 4 classes to be utilised within a 3-month period);
  • Select the preferred days according to the pass (Our classes are offered Mondays to Sundays to accommodate your busy schedules);
  • Easily reschedule any missed classes (Can’t attend the previously scheduled class? No problem. Let us know to reschedule the class for your child within that week); and
  • Access to all our available classes (Scratch? Javascript? Python? All our available classes are open to pass holders).
When are the classes for Computhink Code Club?
The Computhink Code Club classes are offered weekly, with different days for each module. Check our computer coding classes for kids schedules for more information. Based on your kid’s experience in programming, we will recommend the classes for your kid to start off. However, you may also make the choice for your kid. Do let us know if you wish to do so.