First Code Tinker (Age 6-8)

The First Code Tinker program instills the concept that technology is a creator’s tool to the young curious minds. By using fun and educational technology kits, including Scratch, LittleBits, Makey Makey, and Dash etc, First Code Tinker moves students beyond mobile and computer gaming, and gets them hands-on experience in programming and hardwares.

Modular Classes

Designed for young curious minds, this modular course is project-based and hands-on, giving them a first try on programming.

Cutting Edge Technologies

The teaching tools we use are cutting edge, including latest funded Kickstarter projects, and often shipped directly from Silicon Valley and New York.

Visual, Tangible Coding and STEM

Each class we offer a tangible product for students to take home. We believe coding is a means to create with technology; that’s why having an end product is of utmost importance.

Structure

  • First Code Tinker Program runs from Jan-Mar, Mar-May, and Sep-Nov
  • 9 weekly classes per term, each class is 1.5 hours long
  • Class size up to 8 students
  • Exclusive invite to special one-off workshops
  • Individual feedback from instructor upon request
  • End of term one-on-one parent teacher conference upon request
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Program Dates

Format

9 classes per term

1 class per week

90 minutes per class

*Requires at least 4 students to form a class



Language(s)

English


What to Bring

A creative mindset and sometimes iPad :)

"I think the class is great and just about the right amount of time (once a week). Both instructors were patient and explained things clearly. Working with younger kids is hard, so I appreciate their efforts in making things fun and giving them the freedom to 'mess around' a bit."

Samson, Parent of Anik, One World International School

Core Program Roadmap

AT010

ScratchJr: Tinker with Code

Course Info

Recommended Course to Join Core Roadmap

The ScratchJr course introduces coding fundamentals and concepts to young imaginative minds. Sometimes referred to as the post-iPad generation, young children born in this generation have gained proficiency and comfort in smartphones and tablets at an early age. ScratchJr is an innovative, new iPad app that teaches blocks-based programming, developed in collaboration with the MIT Media Lab.

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Stamford
1:00 PM
to
2:30 PM

AT101

Start from Scratch: Animations & Games

Course Info

Recommended Course to Join Core Roadmap

[Suitable for age 7-8] Students learn how to use Scratch, a block-based programming tool developed by the MIT Media Lab, to design and build fun projects of animated stories and multimedia games. AT101 is equivalent to Holiday Camp's module Start from Scratch: Animation & Games.

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Stamford
5:30 PM
to
7:00 PM
Stamford
5:00 PM
to
6:30 PM
Stamford
11:15 AM
to
12:45 PM

AT101 is equivalent to camp module - Start from Scratch: Animation & Games

AT102

Scratch II

Course Info

Recommended Course to Join Core Roadmap

Scratch 102 is a deep dive in Scratch for aspiring young programmers following the Scratch 101 course. After learning the fundamentals of Scratch and creative programming, students in the Scratch 102 course solidify their understanding of key computer science concepts including sequences, loops, conditionals, abstraction and object-oriented programming by creating more advanced and even more fun multimedia games and projects.

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Stamford
1:00 PM
to
2:30 PM

AT102 is equivalent to camp module - Intermediate Scratch

AT103

Scratch III

Course Info

Recommended Course to Join Core Roadmap

This Scratch 103 course allows students to experience the full range of Scratch and it's features. It further challenges tinker students to take charge in the process, from prototyping to creation.

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Stamford
1:00 PM
to
2:30 PM

AT110

Roblox: Code Your Own 3D Game

Course Info

Recommended Course to Join Core Roadmap

Roblox is one of the most popular sandbox games constructed of Lego-like blocks with more than 65 million active users per month. It is a massively multiplayer online game creation platform for users to design and develop their own games as well as to play games created by other developers.

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Stamford
5:00 PM
to
6:30 PM

AT202

Arduino: Introduction to Hardware Programming

Course Info

Recommended Course to Join Core Roadmap

In this course, students are introduced to mBlock extensions and hardware programming, to continue building up programming concepts applied to the real world. After familiarizing with Scratch blocks-based programming, and commanding actual physical objects through mBot, this course explores mBlock features which empower students to control the real world with code.

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Stamford
9:30 AM
to
11:00 AM

AT030

Robotics: Building Blocks of a Creator

Course Info

No Prerequisite Needed

[Suitable for age 5-8] Designed for students without prior coding knowledge to learn to control the robots, create animations and games with the use of an iPad. They learn how to add different blocks of coding with basic concepts in mathematics and programming to complete challenges every lesson. AT030 is equivalent to Holiday Camp's module - Playful Discovery of Robotics.

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Stamford
5:30 PM
to
7:00 PM
Stamford
5:30 PM
to
7:00 PM
Stamford
9:30 AM
to
11:00 AM

AT040

Tickle: Visual Programming for The Connected World

Course Info

No Prerequisite Needed

The Tickle course aims to equip young curious minds with computer programming concepts as well as robotics. Students explore programming concepts using robotics on the iPad app, Tickle. Similar to Hopscotch and ScratchJr, this app allows the creation of small programs using color coded blocks, and allows interaction of characters and robots.

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Stamford
5:00 PM
to
6:30 PM

AT050

Introduction to 3D Printing & Modeling

Course Info

No Prerequisite Needed

Students learn to design and apply 3D design elements on their designs with the use of 3D modeling and printing techniques, using TinkerCad, a beginner friendly 3D modeling software. Students get to print out their very own 3D product to take home.

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Dempsey Hill
9:30 AM
to
11:00 AM

AT120

3D Minecraft Modding: Design Your Own Mods

Course Info

No Prerequisite Needed

[Suitable for age 7-8] This class covers the programming and technical concepts behind video game modding with Minecraft. Suitable for students without prior coding knowledge. AT120 is equivalent to Minecraft Modding in Holiday Camps.

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Joo Chiat
10:00 AM
to
11:30 AM
Dempsey Hill
11:15 AM
to
12:45 PM