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 of Kidizens remains the same, 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.
Our Young Kidizens Winter/Spring program is a 19-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. We’re also launching a 14-week Young Kidizens session at our new location, in Saratoga-Cupertino.
Some of our Young Kidizens will be building a brand new LEGO metropolis while some will continue their urban development, while also governing as a city council member. In the first couple of weeks, each of the new students will build a house in their city in which to live. They will also be learning about the “Dot Economy©” at Kidizens and deciding which objects to purchase for their own home. In following weeks the new kidizens will begin to think about what city buildings are necessary and begin construction on a farm, police station, fire station and power plant. In addition, some of the classes that serve as the continuation of the Young Kidizens Fall program, will revisit many of the civic and economic concepts introduced in the first semester, while exploring new ways to apply these concepts in the city!
The program begins with a unit on urban housing solutions, using examples from cities all over the world to explore different living environments. Once our Young Kidizens have accommodated the growing housing demand by 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 another entertainment venue to keep their city life vibrant!
Young Kidizens will be launching businesses for their cities. 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 studying a day in the life of a sheriff, fire chief, safety inspector and a few other jobs. We will also be building city halls, building and selling cars, designing floats for the Kidizens May Fete Parade, constructing hospitals 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 tons of LEGO fun!
|Dates: The classes run the weeks of January 7th-May 24th with a week off for Winter Break, Feb 17th-21st and another for Spring Break during the first week of April. The Saratoga classes run from Feb 5th through May 23rd with a week off for Winter Break, Feb 17th-21st and a week off for the Spring Break, April 7th-11th.|
|Pricing: See our Pricing Page for more details|