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  • 10 Summer Classes for Kids Who Want to Cook, Code, Camp Out, and More!

    Guaranteed fun activities to keep your children active and off their gadgets this summer.
    by Kitty Elicay .
10 Summer Classes for Kids Who Want to Cook, Code, Camp Out, and More!
PHOTO BY @themindmuseum/Instagram and The Learning Child/Facebook
  • Summer classes are a fun way to keep your kids engaged while they take a break from school but there are some classes that feel like you’re just putting your kids back inside the classroom. The workshops below are definitely not run-of-the-mill, and it’s a chance for your children to discover their talents and learn new skills. Best part — you’ll never hear them say, “Mom, I’m bored!”

    Interesting summer workshops for preschoolers

     Art and play workshops at Happy Camp

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    Located inside a mall in the South, Happy Camp offers a number of activities to keep your kids distracted (and away from their gadgets) for a couple of hours each day. There are art and science workshops (one involves creating their own slime!) but for their summer offering, it’s all about art and play.

    Art and Play is a workshop for kids ages 3 to 4 years old, while Basic Painting is for kids ages 5 and up.

    Duration of classes: A total of 5 sessions every Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 12 nn or 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. starting April 1

    Venue: SM Muntinlupa and Southwoods Mall, Southwoods City, Biñan, Laguna

    Rates: Php3,500 (Art and Play) and Php4,800 (Basic Painting) inclusive of workshop kit and materials

    How to enroll: Call 0917-1599436 or email happycampph@gmail.com

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    Overnight camp by the Mind Museum

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    While technically not a workshop, it’s an activity your science-loving kids would not want to miss — and you can take the whole family along for the ride! You’ll get to see Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, and more up close using a telescope and sleep under the stars! There are also arts and craft activities like making star lamps.

    Duration of classes: Saturday, March 30 at 2 p.m. to Sunday, March 31 at 12 p.m.

    Venue: Ten Cents to Heaven, Tanay, Rizal

    Rates: Regular rate is at Php3,800 per person. Adults must accompany children 16 years old and below. Register until March 21 and get an early bird rate of Php3,500 per person.

    How to enroll: Register here or call (02)0 909-6463 loc. 6498 or email programs@themindmuseum.org. For more information, visit their website.

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    Discover the world at Galileo

    Apart from learning through play, Galileo also offers a number of enrichment programs that will help your kids improve in English, Math, and Singapore Math.
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Galileo Enrichment

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    Develop your child's love for numbers and literacy skills through play-based learning at Galileo's summer program called Little Explorers Kids. The students will learn about different countries around the world in preparation for the next school year.

    Venue: Click here for a list of Galileo centers in the country.

    Rates: Php3,720 per month, exclusive of registration fee (Php500) and Miscellaneous Fee (Php500)

    How to enroll: Call (02) 845-1234, (02) 553-6193, 0917-8130674 or email info.galileoenrichment.com for details. For more information, visit their website.

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    Coding classes at Young Coders PH

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    Yes, even your young tots can learn the fundamentals of coding through Young Coders PH’s Scratch Jr. class. Explore basic coding concepts through the kid-friendly programming language of Scratch Jr. Classes are open to kids ages 3 to 5.

    Duration of classes: Batch 1 starts April 1-12 and April 2-13; Batch 2 starts April 15-May 3 and April 16-May 4; Batch 3 starts May 6-17 and May 7-18; Batch 4 starts May 20-31 and May 21-June 1

    Schedule: Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays or Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. or 2:30 to 3:45 pm.

    Venue: 2F G-Square Building, 212 Wilson St., Greenhills, San Juan City

    Rates: Starts at Php8,000

    How to enroll: Call (02) 633-7655, 0917-8489252 or email info@youngcoders.ph for details.

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    Discover science at Mind Museum

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    The summer edition of Mind Museum’s Junior Mind Mover Program allows kids to go behind the scenes of the museum’s galleries and exhibits for an exciting introduction to different kinds of science. Their TOTS program is geared for kids ages 4 to 6, where they will learn science through stories, crafts, and play. Expect your kids to learn the science of colors, the wonders of the solar system, how their senses work, understanding weather, and how engineers build planes, trains, and boats, among others.

    Duration of classes: March 26, 28, 30 – April 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Parents’ Orientation Session is on March 23, Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    Venue: Mind Museum, 3rd Avenue, Taguig

    Rates: Register until March 15 and get an early bird rate of Php9,000. Regular rate is Php10,000. Registration includes children’s kits, all-day museum access on the days of the program, and graduation passes.

    How to enroll: Register here or contact the Mind Museum at (02) 909-6463 loc. 6463 or email programs@themindmuseum.org. For more information, visit their website.

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    Acting classes with PETA

    Introduce your kids to the world of theater with the Philippine Educational Theater Association’s (PETA) Workshop Express. The Children’s Theater program is for kids ages six to eight years old, where they develop your child’s imagination and self-confidence through creative rhythmic movement, dance, songs, games, painting, puppetry, storytelling, and role-playing.

    Duration of classes: Batch A starts April 8 to 28 from 8 a.m. to 12 nn; Batch B starts April 30 to May 19 from 8 a.m. to 12 nn

    Venue: PETA Theater Center, #5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City

    Rates: Php10,000

    How to enroll: Call (02) 725-6244 or 0917-8042618 to schedule an interview from Tuesday to Saturday between 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. or fill out the form here. For more information, visit their website.

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    Cooking and baking classes at The Culinary Studio

    The 6-day cooking and baking workshop will teach kids how to prepare food from scratch, learn more about culinary tools and utensils, plus safety in the kitchen. Each day focuses on a different lesson and menu, and they get to eat the food they’ve created!

    Duration of classes: March 25-30, April 1-6, April 8-13, April 22-27, April 29-May 4, May 13-18, May 19-25, and May 27-June 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    Venue: The Culinary Studio, P. Zamora, San Juan City

    Rates: Php10,000

    How to enroll: Call (02) 721-0381 or 0917-8200085. For more information, visit their Facebook page.

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    Develop your child’s personality at Consis Better Learning Center

    If you’re preparing your child for preschool, the Consis Summer Learners Lab can help tap into your child’s creativity and thinking skills. Their objective is to give children a fun and holistic learning environment in preparation for the next school year. Check out Wonder Lab, a specialized summer academic program for kids two to five years old where they nurture your kids’ talents (develop gross and fine motor skills through sing and dance), communication skills, artistic skills, and ability to focus, as well as math and science concepts.

    Duration of classes: April 8, 2018 to May 30, 2018. 12 sessions, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12nn or Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 12 nn

    Venue: 2F, Serendra Retail, 26th St. cor 11th Ave, Bonifacio Global City

    Rates: Php10,900

    How to enroll: Call (02) 234-5677, 0926-0658555, or register here.

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    Art workshops at Young Artists’ Studio (YAS)

    The school offers year-long art classes for kids and adults with the purpose of teaching various techniques and styles of art production while instilling essential life values, creativity, social awareness, and cultural interest in their students. This summer, they are offering a special program for children ages four to eight called Art for Beginners in different venues around Metro Manila.

    Duration of classes: 
    April 2019
    Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays starting April 3 from 10 a.m. to 12 nn (no classes during Holy Week)
    Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays starting April 2 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (no classes during Holy Week)

    May 2019
    Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays starting May 6 from 10 a.m. to 12 nn
    Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays starting May 7 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

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    Venue: YAS San Antonio, G/F Margaret Grand Residences, No. 4 Gen. Araneta St. San Antonio Village, Pasig City

    Rates: Php11,800 inclusive of materials

    How to enroll: Call (02) 238-4641 or 0917-8378897. For more venues and corresponding schedules, visit their website.

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    Keep your kids engaged at The Learning Child’s Summer Enrichment Program

    Whether you want to introduce incoming preschoolers into the school environment or keep your kids in the rhythm of learning, the Preschool Enrichment Program (PEP) can do all that for you. Kids ages two to five will have fun with arts and crafts, outdoor play, music and movement, kids yoga, and more!

    Duration of classes: April 23 to May 22, Mondays to Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

    Venue: 111 Cordillera St. Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa City

    Rates: Php15,000

    How to enroll: Call (02) 850-3852 or 0919-2987846 or email hello@thelearningchildschool.com. For more information, visit their website.

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