• Summer Programs for the Preschooler Who Says, 'I'm Bored!'

    Keep your kids busy this summer with a mix of fun and learning!
    by Maita de Jesus .
Summer Programs for the Preschooler Who Says, 'I'm Bored!'
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  • When summer vacation rolls around, parents wonder about what their kids will do in the house all day. While a little boredom won’t hurt anybody, especially inquisitive young minds who will eventually find something to keep themselves busy, a few summer programs might help them have a more fruitful summer. 

    For the preschooler who always seems to whine out the dreaded words, “I’m bored!” to their parents, they perhaps need a change in environment, a new place to run around, and new playmates to interact with. The summer classes below cater to your child’s active lifestyle, and will help them focus on their strengths, while still having fun. 

    CONSIS Better Learning Center - Summer Learners Lab – Wonder Lab 
    For ages: 2 – 6 years old 
    What to expect: If you’re looking into continuing your child’s education throughout the summer break, or helping your child transition to big school or even before heading to preschool, CONSIS Better Learning Center has the Summer Learners Lab which creates learning plans for each child to thrive and become better learners. 
    Schedule: April 16 – May 18, 2018 (choose from their Mondays & Wednesdays schedule or Tuesdays & Thursdays schedule, both from 10 AM – 12 NN) 
    Number of sessions: 10 sessions, 2 hours per session
    Rate: P7,900 
    Venue: The Penthouse, Cocolight Building, 39th Street corner 11th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
    Contact details: Landline: (02) 541-5142; Mobile: (0956) 178-5444; Email address: info@consislearning.com, and on Facebook 

    McDonald’s Kiddie Crew 
    For ages: 6 – 12 years old (4-5 year olds need to submit a letter of intent to the store manager)
    What to expect: Kids will get to experience how it’s like to work at Mcdonald’s, from helping out at the drive-thru to serving fast food to customers! It teaches children the value of hard work, independence, and having fun while working. 
    Schedule: April 2 – June 17, 2018 
    Number of sessions: 5 sessions, 2 hours per session for the weekday workshop, and 2 sessions, 3 hours per session, for the weekend workshop 
    Rate: P695 for weekday workshop, P595 for weekend workshop 
    Venue: Check your nearest McDonald’s for more details.  
    Contact details: Visit your nearest McDonald’s for more details. 

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    Kid Cave’s Cave Up program
    For ages: 3 – 10 years old 
    What to expect: Kid Cave offers academic tutorials for preschoolers to those at the Grade 4 level, run by a highly skilled teacher, in a home setting—perfect to make your child feel comfortable and right at home! 
    Schedule: Contact Teacher Kat for a schedule 
    Number of sessions: Contact Teacher Kat for an assessment.  
    Rate: TBD  
    Venue: 17 Soliven III Extension Loyola Grand Villas, Quezon City 
    Contact details: Mobile: (0915) 977-7411 

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    Explorations Preschool summer programs 
    For ages: 2 ½ - 5 years old 
    What to expect: Explorations is a progressive preschool, and their yearly summer offerings include something for every child. They have the Bunny Hop & Toddler Jigs, which is their dance workshop, an art program, a cooking program, a ballet program, a science program, an engineering program, a Chinese class, among others. 
    Schedule: April 16 – May 18, 2018, please contact Explorations Preschool for specific schedules per program mentioned 
    Number of sessions: Starts at 10 sessions, depending on the chosen program  
    Rate: Starts at P5,000, depending on the chosen program  
    Venue: Explorations Preschool campus, 928 Luna Mencias Corner Socorro Fernandez Street, Mandaluyong City 
    Contact details: Landline: (02) 724-4271; Email Address: explorations.preschool@yahoo.com, and on Facebook

    Purple Tree Daycare Center’s programs 
    For ages:
    3 and up, depending on the program 
    What to expect: Purple Tree Daycare aims to provide high quality and affordable day care for children, so that parents will have greater peace of mind when it comes to their child’s safety and welfare. This summer, they have programs such as science camp, yoga, dance, and art. 
    Schedule: Starts April 11 onwards, days depending on the chosen program 
    Number of sessions: 6 – 10 sessions, depending on the chosen program 
    Rate: starts at P2,200, depending on the chosen program 
    Venue: Purple Tree Daycare Center, Lee Gardens Condominium, Shaw Boulevard corner Lee Street, Mandaluyong City 
    Contact details: Mobile: (0927) 896-1657; Email address: thepurpletreedaycare@gmail.com, and on Facebook 

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    My Little Art Place (myLAP) workshops 
    For ages: 4 years old and above 
    What to expect: Art is more than just colors on a page—it’s self expression and creativity, more than anything else. Kids will learn how the basics of art, and will be able to apply such techniques in creating materials that they would love, comic strips! Choose from the following workshops: Drawing & Painting, Sketching, Anime / Comic Strip, Advanced Painting, and Pen and Ink. It includes an exhibit day, too! 
    Schedule: March 19 – June 7, 2018
    Number of sessions: 8 sessions, three times a week, three hours per session, choose between a morning or afternoon session
    Rate: P6,800 (inquire about their group discounts!) 
    Venue: 222 Wilson Street, Greenhills, San Juan 
    Contact details: Landline: (02) 218-9556; Mobile: (0916) 667-6549; Email address: mylittleartplace@outlook.com, and on Facebook 

    Young Artists’ Studio’s Summer Art Workshops 
    For ages: 4 and up 
    What to expect: Anyone can be creative, and the Young Artist Studio knows that with just the right skills and an open heart for creativity, anyone can be an artist! Take part in Art for Beginners, painting, and drawing, even fashion design--for different ages. With locations throughout the metro, from Alabang to Quezon City, there will surely be a venue near you!
    Schedule: Starts April 2, Check youngartistsstudio.com for schedules of chosen venue and batch 
    Number of sessions: 10 sessions 
    Rate: Starts at P10,800, inclusive of all materials (animation students must bring own laptops or tablets) 
    Venue: Check youngartistsstudio.com for chosen venue and workshop 
    Contact details: Landline: (02) 238-4641; Mobile: (0917) 837-8897, Email address: youngartistsstudio@gmail.com, and on Facebook 

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    Jollibee’s Mini Managers Camp 
    For ages:
    4 – 12 years old 
    What to expect: Kids will get to experience how to create food in Jollibee, the hard work that goes into working in such a restaurant, and make new friends—isn’t that exciting? 
    Schedule: TBD
    Number of sessions: 6 sessions
    Rate: P650, inclusive of uniform, name plate, and snacks
    Venue: Any participating Jollibee branch near you 
    Contact details: Check their Facebook page for contact numbers per branch, and more details of the camp

    FitKids’ summer classes 
    For ages: 1.5 to 8 years old 
    What to expect: With classes like ballet, muay thai, and indoor football, you’ll definitely find a class that your child will love!  
    Schedule: Starting April 16, 2018 
    Number of sessions: 8 sessions, 1 hour per session 
    Rate: depends on class needed
    Venue: Branches of Cambridge Child Development Centre, Playworks Salcedo, Aguirre Campus
    Contact details: Mobile: (0917) 513-8377; Email address: fitkidsph@gmail.com, and on Facebook  

    Ready Steady Go Kids Philippines summer programs 
    For ages:
    2 ½ - 7 years old 
    What to expect: Ready Steady Go hails from Australia, and is the largest and one of the most trusted multi-sport and exercise programs in its home country. It teachs 10 different sports, but not in a competitve manner. 
    Schedule: Starting April 16, 2018
    Number of sessions: 45 minutes to 1 hour per session 
    Venue: Check their Facebook page for available venues near you 
    Contact details: Landline: (02) 425-6810; Mobile: (0917) 647-4753; Email address: info@readysteadygokids.com.ph, and on Facebook 

    Athletica Gymnastics by SFCC
    For ages: 3 years old and up 
    What to expect: Gymnastics is not all about cartwheels and backflips; it’s about strength, grace, and a ton of discipline and teamwork. With a beginners Module, your child will be able to ease themselves into the world of gymanstics through conditioning and training. 
    Schedule: April 6 – 27, 2018, TTHSat, 9:30 – 11:30 AM 
    Number of sessions: 6 - 12 sessions, 2 hours per session
    Rate: P3,900 for 6 sessions; P6,500 for 12 sessions
    Venue: Ninja Academy, 2/L Industria Circulo Verde, Calle Industria, Bagumbayan, Quezon City 
    Contact details: Mobile number: (0917) 530-7901

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    Level Up Summer Camp by Hello Munchkins 
    For ages:
    4 – 6 years old 
    What to expect: Want to try a little bit of everything? Hello Munchkins Play Café offers an entire week filled of different activities for your child to do. Activities such as music, math, cooking, even learning a new language, are included in the week-long camp that runs for two months. 
    Schedule: April 2 – 28, May 1 – 26, 1018, Weekdays, 9 – 11:30 AM 
    Number of sessions: Choose between twice a week or thrice a week sessions, and either 1 or 2 month-long camps 
    Rate: Starts at P9,000 per month for members, P11,000 per month for non-members 
    Venue: Hello Munchkins Play Café, 219-6 Biak na Bato, Barangay Manresa, Quezon City 
    Contact details: Landline: (02) 961-4624; Mobile number: (0917) 5289163, and on Facebook 

    Meet the Art Masters program by Likhang Bata 
    For ages:
    1  ½ years old and up  
    What to expect: Likhang Bata partners up with different schools and establishments across the metro—from Las Pinas to Quezon City!—so that more kids can get creative and learn the basics of art. Each program ends with an exhibit and a graduation!
    Schedule: Check https://likhangbata.weebly.com/our-partner-venues.html for schedules of chosen venue and batch 
    Number of sessions: Check https://likhangbata.weebly.com/our-partner-venues.html for schedule
    Rate: Roughly P5,000, dependent on chosen venue and workshop  
    Venue: Check https://likhangbata.weebly.com/our-partner-venues.html for chosen venue and workshop 
    Contact details: Mobile number: (0917) 807-6941; Email address: likhangbata@gmail.com, and on Facebook 

    Tahanan by The Learning Lodge 
    For ages:
    2 – 5 years old 
    What to expect: While most schools’ preferred language is English, Tahanan classes are conducted using Filipino. Using the Reggio Emilia approach (a popular approach used by progressive schools), each class will have child-centered activities, using natural materials that are familiar to the children. 
    Schedule: April 11 – May 4, 2018 (batch 1), May 7 – 30, 2018 (batch 2) with culminating activities on the last days of each batch. Choose from either MWF or TThF schedule 
    Number of sessions: 10 sessions per batch, 2 hours per session 
    Rate: P5,000 for 10 sessions, P7,000 for all sessions if enrolled in both batches 
    Venue: The Learning Lodge, 7173 Marcelo Avenue, Marcelo Green Village, Paranaque City 
    Contact details: Landline: (02) 398-5624; Email address: learninglodgecollab@gmail.com, Facebook 

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