Lego will always be one of my favorite toys. It is gender-neutral, open-ended and perfect for Z who needs visual-stimulation. It is also very durable and can withstand the throwing phase of a toddler! In fact, my husband’s Lego sets are still in good condition and Z gets to play with them. Being a familiar toy, Z felt right at home when we tried the Toddler’s Lego Program by the SMILE Group at Spaces by Babyland a couple of weeks back.
The Toddler’s Lego Program is a versatile and easy-to-manage activity that allows children to learn through exploration, creation, collaboration and play. As you can see in the pictures above, it is a one-on-one session that lasts 30-45 minutes. Using the blocks, the children will re-create a picture of their choice. There were different Lego themes such as ice cream and burgers, animals and transportation. Z enjoyed making a house and a tree with the help of Teacher Tat. He was so proud of his creation that he didn’t want to pack away! I can’t wait to get a schedule of this program at Spaces by Babyland so I can enroll Z.
The SMILE Group
The SMILE Group is a private organization that provides young knowledge seekers a fun environment to facilitate experiential learning. Their programs include Toddler’s Lego Program, Engineering for Kids and Challenge Island.
I’m really intrigued with the Engineering for Kids sessions. During my stint as a preschool teacher, including science based activities is hard because how can you explain something intangible and complex as science to preschoolers?! I think this program makes it easier and fun for kids to grasp the fundamentals of engineering. They also have programs which touch today’s high-technology world: electronic game design and robotics! More of their programs in the brochure below:
Looks so complex, right?! But during the trial, the kids learned how a rocket can be launched into outer space. And it looked a lot of fun! Classes are divided into 2 groups: Juniors for 4-6 years old and Apprentice for 7-14 years old. They conduct these as classes, after-school activities, camps and parties. Yup, they can provide a meaningful program at your kids’ parties!
To know more and inquire about these programs, here’s how you can contact them:
Telephone No.: 975-4867
Cellphone No.: 0917-551-8705