Online and virtual classes for kids
The BEST engaging online classes and sessions for kids to learn and be inspired while stuck at home during the COVID-19 lockdown
Nanogirl's LAB: a new science adventure every weekday
Kids stuck at home? Join Nanogirl on her quest to become a science-powered superhero! Subscribe now for a new fun-filled science adventure every weekday. 50 instructional videos and worksheets for your children and a daily cheat sheet and weekly webinar for parents.
Perfect for children aged 7 to 11 years old.
Find out more here: nanogirlslab.com
SCRATCHPAD: online teacher-led coding, robotics, Minecraft modding and 3D design classes
Give your child the tech advantage. As featured on TV1’s Seven Sharp, SCRATCHPAD is at the forefront of teaching kids technology. SCRATCHPAD’s fun and intuitive teaching develops life skills such as collaboration, problem solving and creative thinking. In these precedented times, SCRATCHPAD is running online sessions in Coding, Robotics, Minecraft Modding and 3D design. These online sessions are conducted by trained instructors and you can start anytime during the year. Learn at your level and pace. Suitable for ages 5 years plus.
Find out more & book a FREE online session: scratchpad.co.nz
MOTAT Fun: FREE daily activities, videos and more for kids
MOTAT Fun is bringing the best of MOTAT daily to brighten your family bubble during lockdown.
Every day MOTAT will share new FREE activities, experiments, videos, games, puzzles, stories, and all the good stuff for kids! Plus there is a dedicated section for parents and teachers too.
Find out more here: motat.fun
Bricks 4 Kidz®: online teacher-led STEAM, LEGO, stop-motion, coding and game design classes
Bricks 4 Kidz® offers fun and educational online programmes for kids aged 2 to 13 years to learn and explore STEAM concepts with LEGO.
Architecture around the world – teaches History, Technology, Architectural and engineering principles, with LEGO building challenges
Stop motion animation LEGO movie making
Video game design and interactive animation in Scratch Coding
Build to connect – LEGO building challenge and speech development
Rhythm and Build – Pre-school early learning class
Find out more here: www.bricks4kidz.co.nz
TAPAC FREE online performing art classes
To keep Auckland kids creatively connected under lockdown, TAPAC (The Auckland Performing Arts Centre) is running some FREE online classes.
Plus some of TAPAC’s Term 2 performing arts programmes will launch ONLINE on Monday 4 May and run for 4 weeks until 30 May. These classes will be offered at a reduced rate and can be booked individually or as a 4-week block.
Once the government has reviewed Covid-19 alert levels on 11 May, TAPAC can then decide whether the remainder of Term 2 classes will run online or at the TAPAC studios.
Find out more here: tapac.org.nz
TED-Ed: FREE video lessons worth sharing
TED-Ed is working with expert educators and TED speakers though out the world to provide FREE quality interactive, video based lessons for kids and teens. You can signup here to received a daily email of FREE lessons plans that spans all subjects and age groups while you everyone is affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Find out more here: ed.ted.com
Scratch FREE coding program
Designed by MIT students for children aged 8 to 16 years old, Scratch is a FREE easy to use programming language lets children build by arranging Scratch blocks as if they would with Lego. Kids will enjoy creating stories, games and animations to share with other kids There are tutorial pages for ideas and inspiration. There are no difficult lines of code to learn to use Scratch.
Find out more here: scratch.mit.edu
Swift Playgrounds FREE learn to code app
Designed by Apple for the iPad Swift Playgrounds is a FREE app where kids can solve interactive puzzles in the guided “Learn to Code” lessons to master the basics of coding or experiment with a wide range of challenges that let users explore many unique coding experiences. It requires an iPad with iOS 12.0 or higher. Find our more here: www.apple.com/swift/playgrounds