With the further extension of school closures in Hong Kong, parents are looking more than ever for ways to keep the kids busy and learning during this period of uncertainty. We have chatted with our partners around Hong Kong and rounded up after-school activities that offer flexibility for families (no long-term contract) and private coaching and workshops (they come to your home!). This much-needed resource will hopefully help parents and our lovely partners do what we can over the next few weeks. Here is our guide to unique private kids classes, camps, and online learning programs for kids and teens in Hong Kong.
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Build a strong academic foundation with EDOOVO's live online classes in three core subjects: English, Simplified Chinese and Math. Founded in Singapore, their holistic and age-appropriate curriculum is adapted from the Singapore educational framework and designed to prepare children for a seamless transition to primary school. Taught by qualified teachers, classes are held in a small group of up to four students to effectively maximize interactions between teacher and students. Sign up for a free trial and enjoy up to 98 free classes worth HK$9,686 when you purchase or renew EDOOVO's class packages!
For unique Mandarin immersion classes for kids in Hong Kong (group and 1-2-1), Mulberry House has you sorted. Enjoy a comprehensive Mandarin immersion online program to fully develop a child’s fluency and literacy with structured lessons led by their experienced preschool and primary teachers with interactive reading, music, and games.
Mulberry House Online Classes, https://www.mulberryhouseasia.com/virtual-class
Looking for more than just a workout for your child? Minisport are drawing on their range of partners and coaching expertise to provide not just children but also parents and helpers with useful tips and knowledge to enhance the quality of play sessions at home.
Upcoming Zoom events include Helper's Ballskill Workshop with Coach Beejay, Improving Home Learning with Principal Elise of Anfield School and Creating Excitement & Joy Through Storytelling. There will also be Chinese Zodiac animal-themed CNY sessions for children.
Hong Kong’s #1 Kindermusik program has a ready team of educators specializing in music-based learning for infants, toddlers and their families. Supporting parents and caregivers by understanding how to incorporate learning activities into their daily routine, they offer home classes (subject to change depending on safety situation) and online alternatives whenever possible. Whenever it is safe to operate, their Wanchai family space becomes a refuge of calm for the community. For the time being, the playroom operates only for currently-registered students, subject to change.
Baumhaus, 1/F Kar Yau Building, 36-44 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, +852 2321 5898, www.baumhaus.com.hk
Join Little Movers and Move Monkeys online for some dancing fun to break up the day at home or email them for some free printables and online videos. Little Movers (2 -5 years) has classes on Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 10am and 4pm. Move Monkeys (6 - 12 years) is online Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 11am and 5pm. Learn some fun new choreography every class! Each session costs HK$100.
Exploring scientific concepts from an early age makes young minds creative and helps them understand how the world works. Curiosity Kids offers STEM classes to foster this natural curiosity. Each month, a new topic is explored through experiments and activities. Get a group of 4 children together and their teacher will come to your house for a weekly class. For online classes, they send a list of materials (easily found at home) before each class and children explore ideas alongside the teacher. Private classes are available for 3 to 9 years, online classes 5 to 9 years.
Worried about school closures and stricter restrictions? Encourage your child to keep learning, moving and having fun with Casita’s 3 alternative Zumbini classes. Choose from ZOOMbini (online classes via Zoom), private Zumbini groups (private classes at home) or a Zumbini outdoor class at your favourite Hong Kong park. Classes will run from January 14 - January 28, 2022.
Qurio’s Integrated Online Learning (IOL) Program offers lessons in English, Phonics, Math, and Chinese for comprehensive coverage of core learning subjects. Enroll your child in Qurio’s highly interactive and fun online classes running daily from Tuesdays to Fridays for 30 minutes each lesson. Your child will be asking for more and looking forward to lessons every day!
Early Bird Offer: Save up to 55% at only HK$80 per lesson if you enrol before January 21, 2022 for January and February 2022 classes with the code LITTLESTEPSIOL. Save your spot and enrol now!
Cobo Academy recognizes that technology has revolutionized all walks of life, and education is no exception. This why they are committed to embracing cutting-edge technology to bring your child the convenience and safety of learning and coding from home without compromise. Cobo Academy offers LIVE online classes & camps backed by the same proven and ingenious curriculum trusted by some of the most reputable schools in Hong Kong. Choose from online classes on Minecraft, Roblox, Python, Web, App Inventor and more!
Does home learning all day drive you and your little one stir-crazy? Then why not try free online dance classes with Ballroom Bees? Blending dance techniques and discipline with games, music & fun, these sessions will keep your child engaged – and let you take a well-deserved break, although you can always join in the fun, too!
Each class is designed by Strictly Come Dancing alum and mommy extraordinaire, founder Katya Virshilas. See your favourite teachers and have fun dancing to the latest pop hits! Sign up soon as there are limited spots available!
BallroomBees, +852 5681 7673, email@example.com, register here: www.ballroombees.com/
For parents looking for highly flexible and affordable drama and writing programs, STAGE RIGHT! (based in Sai Kung) is offering small group Drama, Creative Writing, LAMDA Exam training, Private Tuition, and Private Play Sessions, either at your own home or at their Sai Kung Studio. Group sizes are a minimum of 2, a maximum of 6. Age groups can be mixed, and creative writing starts from 6 years.
Cost: Private tuition costs HK$350 an hour while group classes cost HK$180 per child per hour. Private LAMDA training is HK$500 per hour and LAMDA group class is HK$250 per child per hour.
STAGE RIGHT!, Sai Kung, Hong Kong, www.stagerighthk.com
Tribe Virtual Academy presents Tribe School, which teaches kids to play the ukulele and compose songs that advocate for change by addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which include no poverty, zero hunger and climate action. Kids personalize their own ukulele with an art jam, learn to play the ukulele in 60 minutes and discover how music can help make a difference. There's a BabyJam Bootcamp for ages 2 - 4 years with parents while the Tribe Kids Bootcamp is suitable for 5 - 18 years. Learn virtually 24/7 - there's virtual global access with personalised live one-on-one Zoom calls.
While schools and sports program are off, Proactiv Sports are organizing private sports classes (Multi-sports & gymnastics) with international qualified coaches at your chosen location! Private classes are an excellent way to focus on each individual student's needs and areas of improvements, as well as learning and refining new techniques. The special COVID price for the private class is HK$500 per hour for 1 child, HK$600 for 2, HK$750 for 3 and HK$800 hour for 4 children. For 2 consecutive hours, there is a 20% off discount on the hourly price.
Coding is becoming one of the most important skills in the world. Get your child started early with ESF's online coding classes and they will learn all the essentials that could kickstart a career in IT.
Let your child take their first steps in coding and web development. They can experiment with 3D game design and development with Roblox; remake classic games with Scratch; be a Monster Battle Game Maker; code the future with Artificial Intelligence and code their own world with VR.
ESF Sports & Language, + 852 2711 1280, www.esf.org.hk
Raring to Read brings stories alive in the comfort and safety of your home with storytelling delivered in English and Spanish. Delivered through Zoom, this online program features interactive activities and read-aloud to explore a range of texts in depth. Each program has been written by ESF's senior education team, ensuring that age and level-appropriate language objectives and literary targets are addressed every lesson.
ESF Sports & Language, + 852 2711 1280, www.esf.org.hk
From February 3 - 5, Faust will offer a variety of specialised online workshops for children ages 4 to 11. These immersive workshops give students an opportunity to delve into a specific aspect of performing and/or creative skill with specialists from that field. Each online workshop runs for 1 hour and children can join more than one workshop for a full learning experience!
Got a little coder in the house? Create & Learn is the largest 5-star kids coding program based on Facebook reviews and offers the award-winning K-12 online coding classes designed by Google and Stanford experts. Families can choose from 25+ fun topics including Scratch, Python, Roblox, Minecraft, AI, Robotics, Arduino, Cloud Computing, and so many more! All classes are live online and led by highly qualified teachers, with no more than 5 students. The unique project and inquiry-based learning method develop creativity and critical thinking skills - so kids not only understand the "what," but also the how and the why. Join 60,000+ successful students worldwide and sign up for a free intro class today! Besides online small classes, Create & Learn also hosts free online kids' events where industry experts, from Google, Apple, NASA, Pixar, and more, share how cool technologies are used in the real world. Your child can also learn new skills and tools, such as Digital Design with Canva, Learn Coding with Kahoot!, and Fun Coding Fair. Sign up for a free event and explore your child's passions today!
Create & Learn, 2955 Campus Dr #110, San Mateo, CA 94403, United States, +1 (650) 996 4487, firstname.lastname@example.org, https://www.create-learn.us