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 which 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 doing 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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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
If your kids are drained of inspiration, Lifelong Labs is here to spark their imagination and uncover their creative genius! Their signature YouTube Video Production course is perfect for siblings to bring director dreams to the screen. They offer Digital Photography and Website Building for students to explore where creativity meets technology. For students applying to Boarding Schools and College to get ahead in the admissions process, learn to outshine peers in the Portfolio Builder! For a limited time only, they are offering special 1:1 rates, schedule your private class at their studio or they can come to yours.
Minisport is offering special private sports coaching sessions for kids and toddlers in Hong Kong. The best part? The coaches come to you! Minisport has been offering private lessons for several years, making them a trusted alternative until school returns. The coaches will teach your kids basic ball skills, movement and body control, and familiarize kids with four popular sports - football, tennis, rugby, and basketball. The private coaching classes are geared towards kids ages 1.5-5 years old. The groups are typically broken into age brackets - ages 1.5-2.5 (Playgroup), 2.5-3.5 (Mini-Tots), and 3.5-5 (Level 1). Register via WhatsApp!
Schools out, but the learning continues at Baker And Bloom Education Center. They are helping kids in a variety of areas offering awesome programs in the areas of literacy, creative writing, and math. In addition, the have launched Online Classes which aim to broaden your child’s horizons and ensure they continue developing their academic skills. We are also loving their innovative Study Hall Sessions which helps take the pressure off parents during this time by offering assistance with home learning assignments, led by expert teachers. Baker And Bloom aim to help parents with balance and to turn your child’s unexpected break into a journey of meaningful learning.
Baker & Bloom Education Center, 1/F & 6/F, China Hong Kong Tower, 8-12 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, +852 2110 4788, email@example.com, www.bakerandbloom.com.
Online and in-center classes: www.bakerandbloom.com/ spring-2020
Study Hall: www.bakerandbloom.com/study-hall
We love Hong Kong's innovative companies and The Theatre Bus is no exception! They are currently providing one-off drama workshops/activity sessions to groups of kids to pass the time while they are out of school. It’s fantastic for building confidence, social skills, communication and also it’s great exercise too. Expect high-energy, silly and interactive performances and loads of party games too.
For parents of toddlers, Baumhaus has launched short-term options for its popular Kindermusik program as well as a bonus 30-day unlimited playroom access for all families enrolling. Your tots can enjoy early childhood music and movement classes followed by a play at the boutique indoor playroom at Baumhaus. It's a great place for moms and dads to mingle as well and catch up with their friends while the kids roam the wooden structures and play area.
Baumhaus, +852 2321 5898, 1/F Kar Yau Building, 36-44 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, www.baumhaus.com.hk/classpass.
Included - 30-day unlimited playroom access when you register for a 4 or 8 Kindermusik class.
Want to learn a new cooking skill or two with your children? Mayu's Kitchen And Co offers at-home Japanese family-friendly cooking classes in Hong Kong. Workshops are held in your home with a minimum of 2 adults (helper or parent) and 2 children. Visit their website, select the dishes (udon, Gyoza, sushi, and more) you would like to learn how to make, and book up your 2-hour session. How fun!
Mayu's Kitchen And Co, mayu-kitchen.com/blog/cooking-courses-top/3-cooking-classes/atelier-sushi-enfant-kid-class
Have energetic kiddos at home that are desperate to blow off some steam, then look no further than Move For Life! The experienced and professional team at Move For Life will have them little feet moving within the comfort and safety of their own home, and hopefully tiring them out! They have created online dance classes for under 5’s to get them rocking out and using up that energy at home. If you subscribe for a week or 2 and let Move For Life keep little bodies and minds moving and developing regardless of where they are!
Move For Life, +852 55778047,
Make sure to check out the amazing 50% discount for Little Steps readers! Please use the code LSA20, the subscription details are on the website.
The Hong Kong Institute of Languages (HKIL) is a trustworthy, reliable and dependable language school that has 35 years of teaching experience in Hong Kong. HKIL successfully managed its students’ safety during SARS and provides several learning modes to assist children and adults to maintain their learning progress. In fact, children and teens can use this opportunity to catch up and intensify their language learning progress while the schools are closed. Catch up on your child’s language lessons with a learning model that makes you feel comfortable: your choice of a private lesson, online (Skype) or home-based tuition. Click here for more information on their offerings during this period across all major languages.
Sweet! Treasure Island is offering special outdoor community camps and kids are absolutely loving them! Bring the kids down to Treasure Island in Lantau and they will take them on an adventure every morning from 10am. We love that they have opened the beach restaurants as a co-working space during this period for working parents. Book the kids in camp and work from the beach - we are in! The best part- the camps are so affordable! Morning sessions including lunch for 1 week is HK$700, walk-in sessions are HK$150. Afternoon sessions including dinner for 1 week is HK$1200, walk-in sessions are HK$250.
Treasure Island, Lantau Island,
Why not pick up a new skill while the schools are shut? Learn To Sew is offering kids and teens a chance to learn cooking and sewing over the next few weeks. Choose from their Fashion Camps (held on Thursdays) and Cooking and Baking Camps (held on Mondays) at their location in Sai Kung.
Learn To Sew, Facebook Page
Chess provides so many benefits to all ages! Kids learn the art of strategy, how to positively win/lose, and how to think rationally. The Chess Academy in Hong Kong is offering both private and group chess lessons for kids in Hong Kong from Monday-Saturday. You can book as little or as much as you like! On Saturdays, they also offer Online TSA Chess Club which is both online and free for club members (email them on how to join). Kids can play aginst each other from the comfort of their own home.
For all your experimental kids, Science Adventures offers online hands-on science lessons in Hong Kong. How amazing is that! From Monday-Saturday, parents can book their kids into private or group sessions (why not organize a few friends!) and the live sessions come with a science kit too. Every lesson offers a new interactive science project. Sessions run from 10am-11am, 11:30am-12:30pm, 2pm-3pm, and 3:30pm-4:30pm and are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Topics include - Light And Sound Waves, Forces And Interactions and more.
Outdoor fans can join Proactiv's Mini Camps which are offering super flexible day and weekly camps for kids at various locations around Hong Kong including - Tseung Kwan O Velodrome, Stanley Beach, Repulse Bay Beach, and Blake Garden. These camps are geared for kids ages 3-10 and they are offering Mini-Sport Camps and Gymnastics Camps - all taking place outside! Prices are HK$250 per day or HK$HK1250 for 5-days. Click here for the details and sign up.
Due to overwhelming response from parents, TechCubie is offering online MIT Scratch and BBC micro: bit classes to the public that fit all levels including beginners with less than 5-hours of experience. Held on Zoom, kids will log into the online class and learn coding in a small class format - all online!
For parents looking for highly flexible and affordable drama and writing programs, Stage Right (based in Sai Kung) is offering drop-in classes for kids ages 5-11 throughout the next few weeks. Kids 1-hour drama class drop-in rates are HK$180 while 1.5-hour Creative Writing classes are HK$250. They also offer packages for more booked days. Score!
Stage Right, Sai Kung, Hong Kong, www.stagerighthk.com
Cobo Academy has recognized that technology has revolutionized all walks of life, and education is no exception. Hence 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 that are 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!
Wing Chun Kung Fu - shorter-term classes available
Writing Workshops And Classes:
Elephant Press Hong Kong - Online writing workshops
Home School Supervision Tutors:
Jadis Blurton - For kids ages 10-14
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Sports, Outdoor, And Fitness For Kids:
Rugby Tots - Ongoing outdoor camps for toddlers ages 2-5!
Island Sports - Pop-up Kid Fit camps in various locations
The Backyard Gang - Outdoor fun for kids
Sailing Classes - Ad Hoc by RHKYC
Science Classes For Kids:
Big Bang Academy - Online science classes for kids ages 3-8
Coding And Robotics Classes:
STEMex - online coding Roblox courses
Cobo Academy - online coding for kids!
Brainchild - online courses
Art Classes For Kids:
Toddie Kids - Small class art classes
Anastassia Art House - Special art workshops and classes for kids
Art Vis - Online art drawing classes
Mandarin Learning And Tutors:
Mini Mandarin - E-learning!
Mulberry House - Online learning for toddlers
Mandarin Time - Online learning
Erin Chang - Tutor