• Summer Classes for the Hyper Toddler

    Can’t keep your little one staying still? Bring your ball of energy to these classes and watch them excel!
    by Maita de Jesus .
Summer Classes for the Hyper Toddler
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  • Toddlers love exploring their world, and have endless energy to spend on countless activities. At this age, toddlers, who have began taking their first steps on their own, are looking into how else they can exercise their independence. All toys and activities are new to them, and they will experiment with everything, sometimes using all their five senses.  

    At this stage as well, toddlers love being with other kids their age. While putting a group of toddlers together will still end up with them playing on their own but just in the same area, they benefit from being around each other, and you might still see some interaction going on between playmates. If you’re looking into that happening, and you want to direct their energy into something a bit more productive, here are a few classes that might help in ther overall development:

    For more summer classes and enrichment programs for babies to teens, click here. 

    CONSIS Better Learning Center’s 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 creates learning plans for each child to thrive and become better learners. 
    Schedule: April 16 – May 18, 2018 (choose from 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.

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    Kid Cave’s programs 
    For ages:
    3 – 6 years old 
    What to Expect: Kid Cave offers the following programs: Art and Science and Young Authors, run by a highly skilled teacher, in a home setting—perfect to make your child feel comfortable and right at home! 
    Schedule: April 4 – 25, 2018, MWF 
    Number of sessions: 10 sessions, 1 hour per session 
    Rate: P5,000 
    Venue: 17 Soliven III Extension Loyola Grand Villas, Quezon City 
    Contact details: Mobile: (0915) 977-7411 

    Explorations Preschool summer programs 
    For ages:
    10 months and up  
    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, a ballet program, an art program, a cooking program, among others. Ask about their Toddler and Preschool programs as well!
    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 

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    Galileo’s Summer Learning Camp  
    For ages:
    2 – 4 years old 
    What to expect: Have your little ones explore the wild! They will be explore wildlife, learn about the different animals and plants in this fun take of a day care program! It’s essentially a program that will help your child prepare for preschool! 
    Schedule: April 9 – 27, 2018 for Module A (Animals), May 7 – 25, 2018, for Module B (Plants  Number of sessions: 15 sessions per module 
    Rate: P3,000 for 1 module, P5,500 for both modules, plus a P600 registration fee
    Venue: Galileo branch near you
    Contact details: Telephone numbers: (02) 845-1234 and (02) 553-6193; Mobile numbers (0917) 895-5756 and (0917) 813-0674; Email address: info@galileoenrichment.com, and on Facebook 

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    FitKids’ Jazz & Hip Hop Class
    For ages:
    3 to 8 years old 
    What to expect: If your toddler loves to shake it and groove it, dancing would be the way to go! Getting your child moving this summer will also keep them fit, while having fun! 
    Schedule: Starting April 16, 2018 
    Number of sessions: 8 sessions, 1 hour per session 
    Rate: P7,500 
    Venues: Cambridge Child Development Centre at Hemady Square, New Manila, Quezon City and Alabang branches 
    Contact details: Mobile: (0917) 513-8377; Email address: fitkidsph@gmail.com, and on Facebook 

    FitKids’ Muay Thai Class 
    For ages:
    1.5 to 5 years old 
    What to expect: While it is a martial art, it doesn’t get too scary for kids to learn—and it’s easy to learn by younger kids, too! So if your child is already kicking and moving about, might as well put it into great use!
    Schedule: April 16 – May 9 2018, Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM (Makati branch), and April 17 – May 15, 2018, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM (Taguig branch)
    Number of sessions: 8 sessions 
    Rate: P 7,000
    Venues: Playworks Salcedo, Aguirre Campus, Aguirre Building, 108 HV Dela Costa Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City, and Playworks Taguig Campus, 6F SM Aura Tower, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
    Contact details: Mobile: (0917) 513-8377; Email address: fitkidsph@gmail.com, and on Facebook  

    Playworks’ Kidzart Programs 
    For ages:
    2 and up 
    What to Expect: Art is always a welcome way for children to express themselves, and—let’s admit it—they love creating works of art! 
    Schedule: Starts April 10, 2018, MWFSat at the SM Aura campus, TTh at the Aguirre Campus
    Number of sessions: 8 sessions, 45 minutes to 1 ½ hours per session 
    Rate: P3,250 for 4 sessions, P5,500 for 8 sessions 
    Venues: Playworks Taguig Campus, 6F SM Aura Tower, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City; Playworks Salcedo, Aguirre Campus, Aguirre Building, 108 HV Dela Costa Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City
    Contact details: Landline: (02) 772-3471; Email address: bgc@playworks.com.ph, and on Facebook

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    The Great Leap Academy’s Lit Kitchen 
    For ages:
    2 – 6 years old 
    What to Expect: Along with Curious Chef Philippines, children create food that are based on fun Children’s books! They not only get to learn how to cook, but they enhance their literacy skills, and learn about different countries. 
    Schedule: Starts April 20, Fridays, from 10 – 11:30 AM 
    Number of sessions: 6 sessions 
    Rates: P6,500, plus P1,420 for the uniform 
    Venue: 44 Holy Spirit Drive, Don Antonio Heights, Baranggay Holy Spirit, Quezon City 
    Contact details: Landline: (02) 961-3067; Mobile: (0922) 883-0442; Email address: info.thegreatleapacademy@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 
    Rate: TBA
    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 

    Spark Discovery Center’s Baby & Me program 
    For ages:
    6 – 12 months 
    What to Expect: Does your child love bopping and dancing to the beat? He or she will love it even more when you’re doing it along with them! The Baby & Me program is not all just music and bonding—it helps your child’s motor skills, too. 
    Schedule: Wednesdays, 10 – 10:45 AM 
    Number of sessions: 4 sessions 
    Rate: P2,000 
    Venue: 2/F Montivar Building, 34 Jupiter Street, Barangay Bel-Air, Makati City 
    Contact details: Mobile: (0977) 823-1515; Email address: sparkdiscoverycenter@gmail.com, Facebook: facebook.com/sparkdc

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    Spark Discovery Center’s Baby & Me program 
    For ages:
    1.9 – 3 years old  
    What to Expect: Is your child twirling and dancing about? Perhaps you have a little baby ballerina right in front of you! Ballet will be taught in an easy manner that your child will understand, and it will teach your little one to socialize, follow instructions, and belong to a group. It all ends with a mini-recital, too!  
    Schedule: April 20 – June 29, with a recital on July 6, 4 – 4:45 PM  
    Number of sessions: 12 sessions
    Rate: P6,000
    Venue: 2/F Montivar Building, 34 Jupiter Street, Barangay Bel-Air, Makati City 
    Contact details: Mobile: (0977) 823-1515; Email address: sparkdiscoverycenter@gmail.com, and on Facebook 

    Athletica Gymastics by SFCC
    For ages:
    3 years old and up 
    What to Expect: Gymanstics 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

    Level Up Summer Camp by Hello Munchkins 
    For ages:
    2 – 3 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 science experiments, dance classes, and Phonics practice, 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

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    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, and on Facebook 

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