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Start with Scratch

Harness the power of the Scratch block and get started on your creative coding adventure!

  • No experience necessary: Recommended course for kids 7+

  • In depth intro to block-based programming

  • Code with purpose: learn programming concepts and apply them to awesome games and animations

  • 1.5 hours per session * 8 sessions = 12 hour course

  •  US $600 for the course

All you need to know

Scratchers Assemble!

Introducing Scratch, a visual programming language created specifically for kids. It’s a block-based programming language where kids learn to code through a simple drag-and-drop visual interface, lowering the barriers to learning for kids who aren’t yet proficient with using a keyboard.

So basically, Scratch is all the fun of coding with none of the hassle of typing!

With just a foundational understanding of Scratch, you can learn how to create your own games, animations, stories, quizzes… with coding superpowers, your imagination’s the limit!

Get creative with animations

Go all out and clone your sprite and have them dance around on the screen. With basic programming skills and knowledge, you can create whatever you want, or figure out what you need to code up what you want!

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Build your own games

We’ll teach you the basics of game design – use your skills in Scratch to go wild and create your own games! Make it into a #stayhome challenge, and have the whole family come together to have some fun. 🙂

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Here’s an example of a Scratch game created by a kid coder from one of our classes.

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Requirements

Your child will require: 
  • A computer or laptop with a working webcam and microphone, in order to participate in class and for our instructor to check their understanding. Kindly avoid sharing devices.

  • Internet speed of 25Mbps or above. You can check your internet speed here.

  • Familiarity with basic computer functions, such as typing on a keyboard, using a mouse, switching between desktop apps and navigating a browser (opening a new tab, entering URLs)

  • Google Chrome as their default web browser during classes. You may download it here.

  • Installing Zoom is recommended for a smoother learning experience. You may do so here.
    (For macOS computers, please enable these permission settings)

  • We also recommend that you have an adult member of your household standing by for the first few mins of the first class to assist with any technical difficulties that may arise.

What will your child learn?

  • What’s Scratch

  • Code a character to move about

  • Sequences, loops and events

  • Record, edit and add music

  • Increase complexity with Conditions and Variables

  • Add timers, life counters and scores

  • Test and debug using logic and systematic reasoning

  • Presentation time: On your last day, share with your parents what you’ve learnt!

Life Skills your child will learn

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. My child is new to computers and programming. Will he/she be able to follow?

Of course! Start with Scratch is our recommended introduction to programming course for kids 7 and up. Most of our students come in with no prior programming knowledge and they can still make awesome projects at the end of the day.

 

2. My child has done some Scratch programming at school. Should he/she still attend this course?

If you’re not too sure how much your child knows about Scratch programming, email us a link to your child’s Scratch profile and we can take a look and advise you.

 

3. My child is younger than 7. Can he / she join?

We recommend the Curious Creatures course for children below the age of 7. However, if you feel strongly on this, please email us and we will be happy to see if it would be possible