Young Kidizens Program
Learn to play. Play to learn. Learn to Lead.
We continue to be excited about our Young Kidizens program as a perfect beginning to the Kidizens program. Our unique constructivist framework of city-building, role-playing and social learning enables groups of younger students to take on a guided discovery of real-life concepts. While the overall concept and experiential learning philosophy of Kidizens runs through all problems, our curriculum for the “Young Kidizens,” is designed specifically for the target age group of 6-7 (and young 8’s), with the goal of simplifying many civic and economic concepts and bringing them to life with many play-based elements.
Young Kidizens Program
Our unique constructivist framework of city-building, role-playing and social learning enables groups of younger students to take on a guided discovery of real-life concepts. Leveraging the overall philosophy and framework of Kidizens, our curriculum for the “Young Kidizens,” is designed specifically for the target age group of 6-7 (as well as mature 5’s and young 8′s), with the goal of simplifying many civic and economic concepts and bringing them to life with many play-based and real-life elements.
Our Young Kidizens Winter/Spring program is a 18-week interactive learning session in which students meet once a week to build and manage their own LEGO city. The program meets from January-May at all our locations and includes one week of exciting, multiple field trips.
Some of our Young Kidizens will be building a brand new LEGO metropolis while some will continue their urban development from the Fall semester, with each kid also governing in some capacity as a city council member. In addition, some of the classes that serve as the continuation of the Young Kidizens Fall program, revisit the fundamental civic and economic concepts introduced in the Fall semester, while exploring new ways to apply these concepts in the city!
Once our Young Kidizens have accommodated the growing housing demand by learning about, designing and building skyscraper apartments, their focus will shift to creating a unique culture for their city! Kidizens will create a zoo, a park or other outdoor recreation area, and other entertainment venues (not explored in Fall, incorporating many LEGO Robotics elements) to keep their city life vibrant!
Young Kidizens will also be launching businesses for their cities, all the way from candy shops to toy stores. They will also be building a school system for their city. We’ll be taking a look at schools around the world for insight in creating a dynamic education center to serve the children of our city!
All the while, we will also be role-playing and performing our duties of the sheriff, fire chief, safety inspector and other council positions and running and for new ones. We will also be building city halls, court houses, building and selling cars, designing floats for the Kidizens May Fete Parade, and studying landmarks of the world and constructing extravagant landmarks for our cities.
In the later part of our program, we’ll take our city to a new, international level! Young Kidizens will build ships and set out for Lego Island in a quest for gold (taking care to avoid any pirates they might meet)! After a triumphant return, they’ll set about designing their own World’s Fair, a celebration of cultures from all over the globe!
We’ll learn a lot and have lots of LEGO fun!
|Dates: The classes run the weeks of January 9th – May 16th with a week off for Spring Break; April 2nd – 6th.|
|Pricing: $575 for the 18-week program|