Coding is the new must-have skill for kids in the 21st century. Check out these coding classes for kids in Singapore
Have you been wondering if you should give your child a headstart in coding? We say yes! After all, coding has plenty of benefits: think enhanced creativity, teamwork, problem-solving and presentation skills, all while encouraging students to look at real-world problems in a different light. So whether they’re going to learn simple coding languages like LOGO or use apps like Scratch Jr, there are lots of fun, hands-on ways for kids as young as 4 to get learning. Get started by checking out our list of the best coding classes for kids in Singapore!
SG Code Campus’ coding classes for kids offer a solid foundation in Computer Science concepts, allowing children to learn various coding languages that will help them solve real-world problems. There are two roadmaps to follow; Basics is designed for learners aged 7 to 12 and Principles is for children aged 13 to 19. Both are designed to help your child achieve their goals in the field of their choice, be it game design, animation, web, mobile, data science or competitive programming. The courses are age-appropriate and progressive, too, and many of the academy’s students have gone on to win national competitions such as the IMDA Hackathon and National Olympiad of Informatics. There is no minimum size limit for classes, and each session will proceed as long as there is a child who wants to learn. Much of SG Code Campus’ computer programming content is also at college level. In fact, the academy was appointed as Program Director of SMU Academy’s Professional Certificate in Python in 2019. SG Code Campus also uses cutting-edge tech, so your child’s learning is always up to date and relevant. Coding classes take place at Marine Parade, Bukit Timah and Bishan.
SG Code Campus, [email protected], Tel: (+65) 9234 5731, www.sgcodecampus.com
Your little ones will take their first steps towards being future tech leaders at Coding Lab’s coding classes for kids. The academy has classes designed to equip children between the ages of 4 and 18 with a strong programming foundation; each session offers age-appropriate learning with fun games that teach concepts such as gravity and projectile motion. Kids aged 4 to 6 will have a whale of a time creating stories and going on exciting adventures with code, while those aged 7 to 12 will get hands-on experience by designing real-world apps of their own. Older children aged 13 to 18 will learn from dedicated tutors, get creative with Python and explore concepts in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Analytics. Small student-teacher ratios (with a maximum of 1:8) mean your child’s learning experience is maximised. The learning environment is akin to that of a fun, tech-immersive, boardroom-style environment. Furthermore, Coding Lab’s students have gone on to achieve top results locally and around the globe – many have become medallists at the National Olympiad in Informatics (SG) and top prize winners at the Global MIT App Competition (USA), Microsoft Hackathon (JP), IMDA National Hackathon (SG) and more.
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There is an assorted selection of coding programmes to choose from with topics such as coding for games, animations and apps and STEM robotics for preschoolers. Teens aren’t left out either, as they’ll get to delve into coding for visual and interactive programmes in the Python camps. Small groups are a priority at LCCL Coding Academy, which allows every child to thrive at their own pace. They’ll love the LCCL Coding Academy campus too, especially with its Google office-inspired design.
LCCL Coding Academy, Tanglin Shopping Centre, 19 Tanglin Road #04-20, Singapore 247909, Tel: (+65) 6817 2957, www.lcclcoding.com
id Tech’s coding classes for kids are entirely virtual, and are designed to sharpen your child’s coding, game development and creative skills from the comforts of your home. These one-on-one learning sessions are conducted online, and are suitable for kids aged 7 to 19. Additionally, iD Tech also offers spring and summer Virtual Tech Camps or fall and winter semesters. Your child will be taught by some of the best IT minds from the world’s best universities, all while having fun and building a repertoire of coding skills. Better still, they’ll get to join iD Tech’s 50,000-strong (and growing!) community of innovators.
iD Tech, www.idtech.com
There’s a wide range of coding classes for kids at Nullspace, including Coding and Robotics courses for children with different interests. Little ones between the ages of 6 and 8 who are passionate about LEGO Robots will enjoy Nullspace’s Junior Robotics Programme, which explores building and programming LEGO WeDo robots and race cars. Those aged 9 and above can sign up for the progressive coding lessons under the Robotics Certificate Programme. These lessons train students for the rigours of the National Robotics competitions. Aspiring game creators aged 8 and above can join Nullspace’s Junior Game Developer programme, which lets them create their own Scratch games. Budding inventors aged 10 and above can try the Inventor Certificate Programmes to pick up electronic circuitry skills and text-based coding using Arduino. Advanced coders aged 11 and above, on the other hand, can opt for the Junior Data Analyst coding programme, where they’ll learn to use Python for data-processing and machine-learning. Home-based Zoom learning is available for Scratch and Python Coding lessons, and classes are offered year-round, even during the June and December school holidays.
Nullspace Centre for Robotics Learning, multiple locations, sg.nullspacegroup.com
Trusted by educators from over 200 schools in Singapore in the arena of technology education, ripplecreate is a mainstay in both the local and international school scene. Having organised many large scale coding education camps with community-based organisations for students, and supported numerous tech-based CCA programs in schools, they know a thing or two on how to make tech courses age-appropriate and fun for children of all ages! They’re also a co-organiser of RippleUX, a national coding and robotics competition, which pioneered the first national robotics competition in Singapore for preschoolers in 2019. Ripple Tech Program, a weekly coding class for kids aged 7 and up can be accessed online. Classes are divided into three categories: Basic (for ages 7 and 8), Intermediate (for ages 9 and 10) and Advanced (ages 11 and above), each covering an incredible range of platforms ranging from Virtual Reality coding, A.I. machine learning, iOS app development, and more. Each category comprises a two-year programme covering basic modules to build the foundational learning in the first year, and accelerated and breadth modules in the second year to really provide the depth and breadth of learning. Big on the fun factor are zoom-based holiday camps and special programmes running through major school holidays. Typically, the main camps are the summer camps (running from June to August) and the winter camps (running from late Nov to Jan), with minor ones running in between. Customised coding camps are available upon request.
ripplecreate, [email protected], www.ripplecreate.com
In3Labs offers four different coding classes for kids in Singapore. Code:Games:Apps allows children aged 6 to 15 to develop their own games and apps using a variety of approaches including Scratch Jr, Java, Android App Developer and Web Development. If your child is between 9 and 16 years old and wants to take everything apart or designs their own inventions, First Tech Maker might be for them. Robo Maker is for kids aged 5 to 16 with an interest in robotics. As their skills grow, so too will the complexity of their robots. The Asia Pacific Youth Robotics Competition is held twice yearly during the June and November school holidays for children 9 to 17 to design, build, and compete in various robotics games.
Learn coding and robotics through these fun and exciting coding workshops for kids. With the spring series (perfect for kids aged 6 and up), kids will train a robot to avoid obstacles, follow a line, pick up packages, move at their command and more. Cool! Coding sessions are two hours long.
There is a range of coding classes for kids between the ages of 5 and 16. Predictive analysis and psychometric tests are used to understand each child’s learning behaviour so they can get the aid they need to keep improving. Expect STEAM sessions and Python classes for younger children as well as Robotics, Programming, Data Analytics and Cyber Security for older kids. A free coding trial session is available upon request.
At The Logic Coders, students will learn coding and critical skills in logical thinking by identifying and solving problems. The school’s core coding programme for kids has six progressive levels for a comprehensive foundation in coding logic. With a small class size and low student teacher ratio of 1: 4 students, each student has individualised feedback and more focused attention from the teacher.
Loshberry believes young people learn best through kinesthetic and tactile activities, so they offer a unique blend of physical and on-screen activities to keep kids engaged in their specially-designed coding and computational thinking classes. Children aged 7 and above can check out their signature Coding Discovery Camp, an introduction to basic programming concepts that builds spatial and problem-solving skills and instils creativity and resilience. There are also weekly classes and short workshops for kids aged 10 to 12 and 13 and above
Saturday Kids runs holiday camps and weekend workshops for kiddos to learn how to programme, design and engineer, and open their minds to the endless fun and possibilities of creating with technology. We particularly like the new Saturday Kids Explorer Pass, a monthly subscription pass where kids can choose to attend an unlimited number of weekend workshops, and learn how to create, invent, and be curious about the world. Perhaps they’ll build a self-driving vehicle with LEGO WeDo, or stitch together a wearable safety alarm that you can set off anytime for safety, create funny animated gifs for friends and tell a story with stop motion animation! Saturday Kids offers weekend coding courses and holiday camps at four locations across the island; suitable for children aged 5 and above.