With beaches and parks off-limits, after school sport canceled, and extracurricular activities on hold, parents are seeking alternative online learning and entertainment options to keep kids productive. Even if they can’t venture out, they can still fulfill creative cravings with a variety of classes and activities that have been adapted for online. Whether you want Maths mind bogglers, a brush up on Bahasa, music online, kitchen cook ups, computer coding or to dive into art and craft goodies, Little Steps created this handy guide on Best Private And Online Classes In Bali!
Ensiklomusika is an established music school with studios in Sanur and now in Canggu. Due to the current social distancing regulations in place, they're offering online music classes to provide positive stimulation for kids while they are at home. Mini Melody classes are aimed at kids aged 1-4. Classes last 30-minutes and require some parental assistance. After registration for a ten pack of classes, Ensikomusika will deliver a bag of assorted musical instruments to your home for use during the class! The academy also offer private virtual lessons for students aged four years and above wishing to learn piano, guitar, voice, ukulele, violin, or theory. Don't have a piano at home? Enquire about Ensiklomusika's piano hire!
With kids already on their screens for online learning during school hours, now is the ideal time to try out some computer coding classes! Koding Next Bali is the first programming school in Indonesia to offer coding classes for kindergarten-aged kids. During COVID-19 they are offering weekly thematic online courses. Dividing courses into three separate age groups, Coding Next provides learning opportunities for LittleK from 4-8 years, JuniorK from eight to sixteen years, and Pro Koders for older students and adults. Contact them via their website for details about their next scheduled weekly online class.
Bahasa Bule's Susan and Novita have had experience teaching for at least 5 years. Not just language, but also experience teaching children of all ages in international schools around Bali. Their career in education has shown them that the best way for kids to learn is not from boring theory books but fun, spontaneous interactions and materials that are easily applicable to real life. Bahasa Bule is offering either private, face to face lessons or online lessons via Skype.
Keep kids active and fit with online yoga classes. Soul Inspire Academy is pleased to offer virtual classes during the lockdown period. Classes are free with any donations going towards helping those struggling in Bali and India. Yoga encourages children to stay active, relieve stress (for everyone!), and calm the mind. Beginners Yoga and Meditation for adults and older kids are available Saturdays from 9 -10am Bali time, with Kids Yoga from 10.30 -11.15am. Simply register on the website to get the zoom link for online classes.
Soul Inspire Academy Lockdown Yoga, www.anshu-singh.com
Express yourself at home with Bartega Studio's online free art classes for all ages. Tutorials are held every Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30pm and on Saturdays at 2pm. On Sundays, Bartega offers kid-friendly themes for younger artists with directions that are easy to follow. Use your own materials from home, or head to their Instagram page to order Bartega Studio's cache of art supplies to be delivered to your villa. Depending on how much paint you use, the kit is enough to last for three to four paintings. Order it online through their Instagram page.