Keeping bored kids entertained isn’t easy, especially now that we’ve all had to reshape our schedules and surroundings in the wake of Covid-19. It can be a pain to look for new and creative ways to keep kids educated on top of trying to avoid them from streaming shows or playing video games all day. KL now has an ever-expanding plethora of choices as plenty of businesses are innovating to meet the need with online classes. So even as things return to normal, it’s such a relief to know that many of our favorite activities can actually be done from the comfort of our own homes! From drama to speech classes, Little Steps has rounded up a complete guide to online classes for kids in KL.
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Too much time is spent playing video games? Well, it’s time to get kids to learn how to build these games instead. KidoCode’s current courses cover the areas of coding, digital art, and STEM subjects. To date, more than 3,500 kids and teens from the ages of 5 to 25 have enrolled in coding, math, and digital art classes. KidoCode is offering Free Online Trial Class for curious little ones. Sign up to get started on the need-to-know skills that kids can't get in school!
KidoCode, L-5-01 Solaris, Off, Jalan Duta Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, +603 2856 9994, www.kidocode.com
Developed by a team of English experts, British Council’s online classes will spark your child’s imagination, so they can express themselves with confidence that goes beyond their English language skills. Kids will be enrolled in live online classes with a specialist teacher with a combination of interactive independent study, set by your child's teacher to prepare them for the live lesson – all in a safe, easy-to-use learning environment. One thing for sure, kids will be in good hands!
British Council Malaysia, Ground Floor, West Block, Wisma Golden Eagle Realty 142C, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, +603 2723 7900, www.britishcouncil.my/english/courses-children
Learning should not stop just because we are at home. Fun4Kids focuses on hands-on learning through demonstrations and scenarios building. Kids will be glued as they won’t only learn by observing and hearing but also through hands-on activities and experiments. All materials and home kits will be delivered to your home. Leave the planning and facilitation to the team while mom and dad get some good rest!
Fun4Kids, +6012 646 1822, email@example.com, www.fun4kids.com.my
AFKL’s programs are well-structured in order to achieve specific goals, but their main purpose is for each class to be great, fun, and interactive so that children will enjoy joining them each week and develop a real love for the French language. Their online version of their famous Immersion Classes have been tried and tested at the beginning of the pandemic and kids loved them! With fun routines, games, songs, creative arts, and other interactive activities designed specifically for online teaching, this has to be one of the best French language classes out there.
Alliance Française De Kuala Lumpur, 2F, 14 Jalan Telawi 2 Bangsar Baru 59100, firstname.lastname@example.org, +603 2694 7880, www.alliancefrancaise.org.my/alliance-francaise-de-kuala-lumpur
Give kids a headstart in the digital age with Coding Lab’s multi-award-winning curriculum. Their students have won medals at the National Olympiad in Informatics, represented Singapore in Global Competitions, entered the school of their choice via the Direct School Admissions (DSA) exercise, and secured stellar grades for their IB or GCE 'O' and 'A' Level examinations. If you’re already impressed, wait till your child builds real-world apps and solutions. If you'd like a trial, you can sign up for their 2-Hour Online Coding Workshop here. Coding is definitely the new literacy!
Coding Lab, 80 Marine Parade Road #10-06, Parkway Parade (Office Tower) Singapore 449269, email@example.com, www.codinglab.my
As digitization is becoming the key to futuristic prosperity, DIYA Labs specializes in programs that involve robots for kids combined with programming courses in Malaysia. They offer some of the best programming courses while providing hands-on exposure across live projects. Soon every career path will require some amount of coding and robotics knowledge to become successful. Best to prepare the kids early!
Diya Labs, L13-02 , Tower 2 , Wangsa 118, 8, Jalan Wangsa Delima, Wangsa Maju, 53300, Kuala Lumpur, firstname.lastname@example.org, +603 4131 2089, www.diyalabs.com
BYJU's Future School is a Live online 1:1 platform that connects kids from age 6 to 18 years old with the top 1% of early childhood coding experts. Their one-of-a-kind curriculum is created by IIT/IIM/STANFORD Alumni. They recently launched live 1:1 music classes along with their popular math and coding programs. Now kids get to enjoy a modern, creative, and performance-based curriculum as well as master technical skills through songs they like, compose songs and build confidence through live performances. Book your free trial to get started.
BYJU's Future School, www.byjusfutureschool.com
Mandarin is one of those powerful languages being one of the most spoken languages, even if it is one of the most difficult to learn. Teaching kids Chinese Mandarin early on is setting them up for a brighter future. Learn Mandarin online at Kunkwan where learning is made easy and fun! They have an ongoing promotion throughout September where you join their Basic Mandarin Class for only RM299 for 8 hours. Limited seats are available.
Kunkwan, No. 1-3 & 1-4, Jalan Tasik Utama 4, Medan Niaga Tasik Damai, Sungai Besi 57000 Kuala Lumpur, +6011 2758 1606, www.promotion.kunkwan.my
With the current pandemic rearing its ugly head, Speech & Drama @ The Actors Studio Academy now has a new online-only option! This option will be fully online throughout the semester with no chance of transitioning to in-person classes. This is definitely a safer alternative for those who are yet to feel comfortable with a face-to-face setting. We’re sure this new option would be just as fun on top of being a safer and viable one.
The Actors Studio Academy, The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan, 51100, Kuala Lumpur, +6018 2277 212, www.klpac.org
Boost your young children’s confidence and polish their communication skills at the plenty of online class and workshop offerings at Lara’s Place. From Speech & Drama to Public Speaking & Entrepreneurship and even Magicians Class - they’ve got you covered! Lara’s Place has something for everyone, from kids age 1 years old to adults so do check out their list of classes and workshops here!
Lara’s Place, Seksyen 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, +6017 8862 687, www.larasplace.my
If there’s one thing the team at Engineering For Kids does differently, it is they are more interested in what problems kids would like to solve instead of what their ambitions are. This way, the conversation will change from what they want to do to what they want to learn to solve problems. Sign up for their free trial and practice classes to enjoy a highly experiential program meticulously crafted to engage your child and help them gain multidisciplinary skills.
Engineering For Kids, 7-2 Jalan Sri Hartamas 7, Taman Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, +603 6206 2470, www.engineeringforkids.com.my
Give kids a chance to embrace their artistic side. Do give Mum N Kids Club’s Online Summer Break Holiday Program a try and watch kids blossom into a mini Picasso! This program includes 4 sessions of Art, Painting, and Craft sessions ranging from slime making to geography and even science projects. All materials will be delivered to your house.
Mum N Kids Club, 163 Retail Park 3F-01, Mont Kiara, 50480 KL, +6011 2345 6598, www.mumnkidsclub.com
The SanYu Chinese Enrichment Program is their flagship program which provides a pathway to KSSR (Malaysia primary curriculum) and HSK YCT (pre-university). Level 1 is a perfect introductory class for 3-4 years old, carefully designed to spark children’s interest in learning Chinese. Before you know it, you will be impressed by your child’s excitement about learning and picking up simple speaking, reading, and writing a foreign language!
Trinity Kids, Various Locations, email@example.com, www.trinitykidsmalaysia.com
Whimsical School of Wizardry is the first virtual wizard school in Malaysia. It is a whole new experience where kids can learn different knowledge through the imaginary realm. There are a total of 6 Magic Zones in the Whimsical School of Wizardry. All of them work hand in hand to protect the muggle world for them to live peacefully. For every Magic Zone, you will access their interactive classes and receive a Wizzapedia. It’s a spellbook that consists of everything you need to know about the wizarding world. Suitable for kids age 4 to 12, let’s begin to embark on the wizardry journey!
Whimsical School of Wizardry, +6011 5674 2360, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.gogokids.my/whimsical-school-of-wizardry
Early exposure to STEAM education is critically important to prepare children for a fast-changing, digital world. At Robothink, kids will learn to think like an engineer, build the next exciting video game and learn coding through fun engineering projects and cool video games. Their exclusive suite of education software makes it fun and easy for kids to learn. Get your access today!
Robothink, Various Locations, +6014 7183 988, email@example.com, www.robothink.com.my