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  • 25 Establishments to Help Prepare Your Child for School

    Ease your child back into the school routine and give him a headstart to learning
    by Jazer Basan .
25 Establishments to Help Prepare Your Child for School
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    Summer vacation is almost over, and kids will soon be going back to school... a bit rusty, probably. With more than two months with no school books and homeworks, how could they not be? Ease them back into school routine by spending the remaining weeks of school break doing simple Math, Reading, and Filipino exercises. These establishments could help immensely:

    Academic Tutorial and Playschool

    1. C.B. Hinal Tutorial Center
    Mathematical Skill Enrichment, Reading and Writing Enhancement, English, Filipino for Preschool, Graders and High School levels.
    Savana Commercial Center, 1203 P. Ocampo Ext corner C. Roces Avenue, Makati City
    To inquire, call: 8340832, 0917-8651944, 09988627248

    2. Smile Toddlers Program

    SMILE’s Toddler Program aims to promote holistic development of young learners through a STEM-based curriculum. Programs include Around the World, Yogalphabets, Making Senses, Stem Literature
    SMILE Center, Unit G 3/F Linear Building, 142 Katipunan Avenue, White Plains, Barangay St. Ignatius, Quezon City
    To inquire, call: 975.4867 / 0917-5518705

    3. Thinking Hats Makati

    Programs offered:
    Science Wizardry - Discover the magic of science
    Mental Math 1-2-3 - Mastering Speed and Accuracy Techniques
    Jr. Historian - A walk through time
    Reading Comprehension, Story Book Collection, Creative Writing
    To inquire, call the Makati Branch at 919-0316 or 0917-7635576

    4. Learning the Bright Steps Teaching  Services
    Special Education: SpEd one on one / with partial socialization, Reading Remediation, Preschool, Gradeschool and Highschool SpEd School Placement Program, Academic Homeschool Support  Program (Center-based), Language Stimulation Program,  ABA /Social Skills Training, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy (through OT and SLP partners)
    Regular Program: Getting Ready for the Next Level, Academic Tutorial, Math and English Enrichment Program
    Ground Floor, YMCA Bldg., Sacred Heart St., San Antonio Village, Makati City
    To inquire, call 975-7295 / 0917-8010811

    5. The Owlery Alabang

    Summer Programs:
    ABCs With Hedwig
    Barn Owl Book Club
    Wikahon with Kapitan Kuwago - pahagdang pagtuturo sa Filipino
    Arithmetic with Archimedes
    Pigwidgeon's Penmanship Class
    Basic Mandarin
    To inquire, call 0917-7038110

    6. Masayang Magsalita ng Filipino
    Magsanay magbasa at magsalita ng Filipino ngayong bakasyon. Palawakin ang bokabularyo at pahusayin and pagsasalita ng Filipino. Ito ay bukas para sa lahat ng bata edad 6 pataas (Gr. 1-10).
    Ang workshop at papanapin sa sa Raya School, 109 Scout Fernandez cor. Scout Torillo Sts., Quezon City.
    Para magpalista o kung may iba pang katanungan, tumawag po lamang kayo sa 922-9254 at hanapin si Ms. Mylene.

    7. St. Therese Preschool Playroom
    Play and explore anytime at St. Therese Playroom, now open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm daily, for P50.00 per hour. Sing, dance, play and learn!
    1603 A Mendoza St. Barangay Carmona Makati City
    To inquire, call 0919 523 3913

    8. The Great Leap Academy
    Tots Playschool - for kids 1.2 to 2.6 years old
    Nursery Junior and Senior - 2.7 - 3.6 years old (Junior), 3.7 - 4.6years old (Senior)
    Reading Writing Adventures - 3.5 to 7 years old
    Mandarin Immersion - 1 to 6 years old
    44 Holy Spirit Drive, Barangay Holy Spirit, Quezon City
    To inquire, call 245-0488, 961-3067, 0922-8830422

    9. Little Children's School of Manila
    Programs offered:
    Sponge Kids for ages 2 - 3.5 and 3.6 - 6
    Fun Class (SpEd) for ages 2 - 6
    Reading and Writing Readiness  for ages 3.6 - 4.5 and 4.6 - 6
    LCSM is located at R. V. Marzan Bldg., Dimasalang cor. Makiling Sts. Sampaloc, Manila
    To inquire, call 708-7639, 731-1520, 0995-2538900


    10. SIP Abacus Math
    SIP Academy Philippines Corp. is a company that invests in timely and proven supplementary educational programs. Their Abacus Math Summer Program teaches kids how to compute fast by learning the use of abacus.
    44 N. Domingo St., New Manila, Quezon City
    To inquire, call 412-6775, 738-6104

    11. Mathemagis Singapore Maths Summer Programs
    Summer slide, a term that KQEd News describes as the “summer learning loss”, refers to the skills that students gained during the school year that they forget while on vacation. Prevent math summer slide with Mathemagis Singapore Maths Summer Programs, for 4 year-olds up to grade 6 students.
    Learn more at http://mathemagis.com/ or email mathemagis@gmail.com
    Branch locations and contact numbers: http://mathemagis.com/contact-us/

    12. Galileo
    English: Writing it Right, Read Think
    Math: Writing, Math Hacks, Singapore Math, Math Attack
    Digital Summer Program - Shaping kids ready for computer programming
    To inquire, call Galileo Head Office at 8451234 / 5536193

    Science and Engineering

    13. Mad Science
    Lil Chef, Jr. Detective, Jr. Engineer, Jr. Chemist, Jr. Doctor, Science Night: Glowing Science and Night Explorers
    To inquire, call 7270291 or 7275693

    14. Engineering for Kids
    Out of This World Camp (6 sessions)
    Students will explore three fields of engineering: aerospace, civil, and chemical.

    Power Up Camp (12 sessions)
    Young engineers get introduced to electrical systems, circuits and flow of currents. This would gear them towards the extension of the game that they will create with Engineering Game Design.

    Smile Robotics Camp's Space Race
    Students will race against time in an unknown planet to complete their science missions before getting back home to Earth. They will have to achieve their tasks in the limited time that their equipment will allow. For ages 7-14 years old, 8 sessions.

    Project Runway (The Engineering of Fashion)
    Young fashion engineers will get the chance to create their own fashion line. They will dress it up with accessories and clothes made out of household materials, as well as natural materials. For ages 4-14 years old, 6 sessions

    SMILE Center Unit G 3/F Linear Building, 142 Katipunan Ave. White Plains Barangay St. Ignatius, Quezon City
    To inquire, call 975.4867 / 0917.5518705

    15. Enderun Robotics
    Students will be able to apply their robotics knowledge in Mathematics, Physics, Engineering and real-life situations.
    For Ages: 10-18 years old
    Venues: Enderun Colleges McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio (632) 856 5000 local 547; The Study, The Podium Mandaluyong City (632) 856 5000 local 505

    16. Gamer's Adventureland - First Robotics Learning Center
    Banana Carnival Party (Age 5+)- Uses lego and duplo for manipulation and creativity.
    The Zombies Battle (Age 7+) - Play real-time strategy game. Workshop shows fundamental building and programming ideas.
    Pocket Monster Challenge (Age 9+) - Learn how to create and program robots.
    For schedule and rates, call 6963333 / 0999.8849256 / 0917 5528898

    Reading, Writing and Book Making

    17. Instant Reader (Read in 20 Days!)
    For Ages: toddlers to grade-level students
    Locations: Metro Manila, Laguna, North Luzon, Cavite and Batangas
    To inquire, call 668-3708, (049) 536-4851

    18. Where the Write Things Are
    - Young Writers' Hangout
    - Wonder of Words
    Venue: Fullybooked Bonifacio High Street
    To inquire, call 09176240196

    19. The Voice in Your Song - Songwriting Workshop For Teens
    Thou Art in Heaven is a ministry that reaches out and transform hearts  to experience the love of God through Arts.
    Venue: Metropole Bldg., Metropolitan Ave., Makati City
    To inquire, call 09163706667

    20. The Learning Library
    Reading, Comprehension, Writing, Public Speaking and Filipino for children ages 3 to 16.
    To inquire, call 2948081 / 09178282669
    Branches: Loyola Heights, Greenmeadows, Makati, Alabang, Pasig, New Manila, West Avenue, San Juan, Congressional Avenue  and Marikina.

    21. Enderun Extension's Breakthrough: English Program for Young Learners -
    Students aged 5 to 7 years old will be exposed to using their creativity to structure proper narratives, write book reviews, and retell stories. During this program, students will be encouraged to develop a love for reading.
    Venues: Enderun Colleges McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio (632) 856 5000 local 547 / The Study, The Podium Mandaluyong City (632) 856 5000 local 505

    22. Museo Pambata Creative Writing Workshop
    Children eight to 14 years old can learn how to write and publish their stories.
    To inquire, contact the museum through email (info@museopambata.org) or landline (523-1797/98 local 103, 536-0595).Visit http://www.museopambata.org/artscool2016.html or Facebook page for more information.  

    23. Prosec Speed Reading Classes
    Speedreading and Academic Profeciency Program from graders to college students, to professionals.
    For schedules and rates, view Prosec's facebook page.  https://www.facebook.com/prosecinc
    PROSEC, Inc. Unit 304 Chateau Verde Condominium, Valle Verde 1, E. Rodriguez, Jr. Avenue, Bgy. Ugong, Pasig City, (0917) 854 5013 and (0918) 945 2359


    24. Speech Coach
    Topics: Pronunciation, Grammar, Reading Aloud, Public Speaking and Personality Development
    Location: 3 MA Roxas St. Calumpang Marikina
    To inquire, call 0927-5361045, 02-6541124
    Website http:/speechcoachtraining.com/
    Email: kate@speechcoachtraining.com

    25. Speech Power
    Offering once or twice-a-week summer classes for kids.
    For more details, contact the following branches: Cubao - 911-0832 to 33; 0916-6125433 / España - 735-7256; 0916-5778039 / Taft - 522-7283; 354-5124; 0905-2135627

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