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Learn about the importance of creativity in young children below:

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A well-formulated word problem gives elementary school students a measurable context to understand mathematical concepts.

We need to realize that it’s essential for students to access the content of the problem, and for that, it must be culturally appropriate. Providing students with proper context is vital for them to understand abstract mathematical concepts.

COMPUCHILD’s after school program franchise understand this...

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Robotics and automation are ubiquitous. They enable us to perform simple to complex tasks, from automatically turning on the lights to accelerating the factory's production line. Their widespread uses and seamless integration in our lives have made them an industry of their own.

Realizing the potential of robotics to help children gain an edge in their professional lives, COMPUCHILD’s after school technology classes for kids introduced two programs – Lego Robotics Engineering and...

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COMPUCHILD’s STEAM education franchise focuses on kindling the spirit of inquiry in young children by merging STEM concepts with arts. Over decades, we’ve formulated courses that focus on the hands-on approach to learning complex ideas and applying them to solve real-world problems.

Our after school enrichment programs have surpassed the pedagogical expectations of parents and have won us the title of...

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Fun Science Experiments For Children

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The changing landscape of science and technology in the modern world has exposed us to several innovative, efficient, and cutting-edge discoveries. And robots are the most interesting of them all!

The field of robotics encompasses several concepts like design, production, creation, and operation. As much as robots intrigue us, young minds find it more fascinating.

Teaching robotics for youth to kids is a great way of catapulting their interest in STEM enrichment programs.

Children of today are...

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Children develop motor skills from the age of 3 till 5. These skills comprise coordination, balance, reaction time, body awareness, and physical strength.

Children learn to fine-tune these motor skills to be able to carry out intricate tasks like writing letters, cutting shapes, and making straight lines between the ages of 5 and 7. Sensory play enhance your child’s motor skills, social interaction, and problem-solving abilities.

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Kids are intrigued by the concept of electricity, creating a spark, or lighting up a small bulb. Teaching them about electric circuits, sockets, and wires is an enjoyable and rewarding activity. It allows them to develop a good foundation for courses in the field of science.

In this blog, we're sharing some useful tips and tricks that our trained staff implement in science and tech enrichment programs for children at COMPUCHILD. Use these tips to help children understand electricity and deal with complex concepts in advanced courses.

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Stories have a transformative power to bring people together and garner empathy. Digital storytelling encourages children to become content creators rather than passive consumers. It allows them to weave text, images, and music to create content that can resonate with many.

If your kid is interested in digital storytelling, here are 6 tips to get them started.

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Human development research shows that humans have seeds of care, empathy, and compassion from the time they’re born. However, if you want your child to become an ethical and caring person, you must help them in every stage of their growth and water those seeds so that the plant germinates into a strong tree by the time your children are mature.

Here are 3 ways you can raise caring, respectful, and ethical children.

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Robotics and AI are becoming buzz words in our tech-driven world, but our understanding of these is very limited. We link robotics to self-driven cars and chatbots.

While these inventions are important in our lives, the benefits robotics have to offer in bringing the new era of STEAM education can outweigh them.

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Brainstorming: Why it's Important Before Writing

It's the process of generating creative ideas and writing them down before preparing the final draft. Brainstorming eliminates restrictions; it lets your kids spills out what they think. It allows them to express freely. learn more about it below:

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During these trying times of isolation and separation because of the coronavirus, everyone — especially children — need to connect with the community, build relationships, and cultivate a sense of self. As parents, you can restore your child’s sense of belonging and self through multivariate...

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When we think about creative expression, most of us think about the outcome — an attention-grabbing story, a beautiful song, or a picturesque painting. But the creative expression isn't just about the product. Its process is doubly important.

COMPUCHILD kid's education franchise believes that creativity is a journey to foster originality, imagination, productivity, and problem-solving skills. Therefore, it makes creative expression even more important in childhood. Here's why.

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A lot has been written about how visual communication tends to be more effective than the text based communication. The appetite for consuming information through video-based content has been growing exponentially. As a result, there has been significant emphasis on animation, which has now become a vehicle to foster learning and plays a significant role in a child's development. But how does it do that?

The animation consists of rapidly changing...

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Ways To Improve Your Child's Communication Skills

10% of the students in secondary school have long-term persistent speech, language and communication needs which hinder their ability to engage with education. This is why, communication's fundamental for a child's development.

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At COMPUCHILD, we believe that STEAM and entrepreneurship education programs is vital to teaching modern technical skills. However, we also understand that unplugging is essential.

How do you ensure that your children are learning offline? Play board games with them! Board games offer a plethora of benefits. They enable you to have conversations with your kids, let your kids improve their strategic thinking, and boost their cognitive abilities and confidence. Here are 4 benefits of playing board games.

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Communication skills are vital for children to succeed in life. It isn't limited to the ability to talk. Instead, communication also involves listening, writing, and interpreting verbal and non-verbal cues.

While excellent communication skills come naturally to some children, many children struggle to make themselves understood. Here are 5 ways you can polish your child's communication skills.

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Technological developments are emerging at an exponential rate in the modern world. Every time we scroll through our social media feeds or have a look at the news, there is something about a latest technological advancement related to new electronic and smart devices being developed or introduced to the public.

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When it comes to digital literacy, schools with higher budgets can provide better facilities to their students, leaving low-income schools behind.

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Following these tips, you can support children's science learning:

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In today's technologically advanced and rapidly changing world, children should be equipped to absorb data and use critical thinking skills to compare, contrast, analyze, and solve complex problems. While innovative STEM classes for kids can play a significant role in doing that, parents should use different ways to nurture their kids' critical thinking skills. This blog highlights 2 DIY games that'll help you engage your kid in a healthy thinking exercise.

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Children's are curious; they're keen on experimenting and learning new, interesting things. Machines are a contributing factor toward development and progress. Let your child know how they help make our lives easier and comfortable. Here are the simple ones to start with:

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Ever wondered what good a couple of eight-stud Lego® bricks can do? A lot more than you can think! To begin, six eight-stud Legos® can create more than 915 million different combinations. It means that there are millions of opportunities for your child to learn.

According to UNICEF, play is a crucial element in your child’s development, providing essential literacy and numeracy skills in their early years. Play is meaningful, joyful, actively engaging, iterative,...

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Computer science is future-proof, they say, and we’d agree. With a world that’s moving toward robotics, artificial intelligence, self-driving cars, and space exploration, it’s no wonder that the field is burgeoning.

It’s already being estimated, for example, that computer science graduates will have...

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“My son/daughter isn’t paying attention in class” is a common enough complaint—one that educationists and teachers hear all the time. An attention deficit, a lack of focus, and slow work completion are all issues that commonly plague kids—and bother their parents.

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According to the UN, 188 countries have imposed countrywide school closures, affecting more than 1.5 billion children and youth.

With children stuck at home and parents forced to work from home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it has been challenging to find creative and productive ways to keep them engaged.

Here's what you can do to keep them occupied.

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How Programming Robots in STEM Programs is Helping Prepare Kids for the Future

We have a gnarly understanding of robots—mostly thanks to Hollywood. From Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey to Jonathan Nolan’s Westworld, people have been conditioned to think that robots are necessarily evil. Then there’s Stephen Hawking warning us against the advent of Artificial Intelligence.

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Teaching Kids About Money

A number of people say that giving money to children isn’t a great idea—but does that mean you shouldn’t talk to them about it either?

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5 Tips to Help Your Child Build Their Focus Skills

One of the biggest issues faced by school-going children is the inability to concentrate. The inability to focus on schoolwork and pay attention in class is becoming prevalent among young children. It has left their parents wondering what’s causing it and how they can fix it.

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Children are always curious about the things happening around them. From a moon that shines to a butterfly that flies, they keep wondering what makes things behave a certain way.

Here are the reasons why children need to learn it:

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3 Science Experiments for Inquisitive Young Kids

Studies have shown that what children learn at home has a greater impact on their intellectual abilities and stays with them for longer than what they learn at school and other educational institutions. Even though children are unable to go to school due to the pandemic, there intellectual growth and learning shouldn’t stop.

Focusing on STEM subjects is important as it encompasses...

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5 New Skills Your Kids Can Learn While Being Stuck at Home

One of the biggest challenges faced by parents in the United States and Canada as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the extended closure of schools. With children stuck at home and parents forced to work from home to prevent the spread of the viral infection, it has been difficult to...

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Kids these days are spending more time in front of screens than ever before. According to the Ontario Student Health survey, children in grades 7 to 12 in Canada spend up to seven hours a day in front of screens, including televisions, computers, smartphones, and other gadgets.

There has been a lot of research on how...

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According to the US census bureau, the number of children expected to increase around 80.3 million by 2030. Parents are continuously striving to provide education to their children, making interactive classes and enrichment programs even more important and worthwhile. Here's why owning children's education franchise is a great idea:

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In the Beginning, COMPUCHILD was founded to meet a specific need...to get kids prepared for success at school. Upon entering elementary school, kids started using computers at school. Our founder realized that preschoolers were at a considerable advantage if they started working on computers prior to heading off to elementary school. Most families did not have computers at home and most child care centers and preschools did not have computers for their kids to use. Our basic computer classes were perfect to meet the needs of thousands of kids. We provided students with an easy...

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STEM education has been in the news for quite some time, and has proven to help children become critical thinkers and problem solvers. More recently educators have added Art to the acronym, now STEAM.

STEAM activities allow children to explore their surroundings and create solutions while learning Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. This integrated learning process encourages critical thinking and helps children think like scientists, engineers and designers.

COMPUCHILD incorporates the all five STEAM disciplines into our classes, but you can encourage STEAM...

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Pokémon GO! This little app, based on the huge franchise of video games, card games, and cartoons, has become insanely popular. The game appeals to a variety of ages. Parents with little ones, teens, pre-teens, adults. Everyone is going crazy for this game.

Pokémon GO is an augmented reality game that requires an internet connection with GPS tracking and movement in the real world. Parents need to know that playing the game involves various safety and security issues.

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First, there are numerous privacy concerns. A player's name and location...

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Do you have technology rules for your kids? Chances are you do. Most families have rules like ‘don’t text and drive’ or ‘no device at the dinner table’

A small study conducted by the University of Michigan and University of Washington, studied 249 parent-child pairs across 40 states. Their paper was presented March 2 at the Association for Computing Machinery’s conference on...

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