Children’s brain development is critical. It helps them get off to a good start and establish them in fine fettle. Here’s where Child Enrichment Centre comes into play. To promote learning and repeated experiences in children to help them soak in information early in life. With the recent flourishing of child enrichment centres, here are 10 Child Enrichment Centres in Malaysia that you should consider, if you are planning to enroll your children in one.
1) Kiddo Science Centre
Kiddo Science Centre is all about making science fun and intriguing. Founded in 2011, Kiddo Science Centre empowers children with the opportunity to explore and discover science at the young age of 3 years old to 12 years old in a hands-on manner. Kiddo Science Centre believes that science can help children acquire knowledge about their surroundings, develop children’s intelligence, curiosity, persistence, imagination, communication and thinking in and out of the box.
While many enrichment centres focus on the left brain development of a child, CanRidge focuses on the right brain development aiming to cultivate creativity, holistic thinking, rhythm, and coordination of a child. Suitable for children from 0+ months to 6 years old, the syllabuses of CanRidge are carefully designed, researched internationally and formulated according to experiences to encompass music, art, flashcards and gym. Guided by a team of experts, CanRidge is in the midst of expanding from Johor Bahru to Klang Valley and other locations in Malaysia.
3) Creative Minds Robotic
Creative Minds wants to inspire students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and develop their capabilities to apply STEM concepts to real life. As part of their vision to prepare students for the 21st century, Creative Minds uses motivational effects of robotics in its courses to excite the modern generation of children. Mostly targeting primary school students, Creative Minds strives to provide an integrated learning environment to foster 5Cs namely Critical Thinking, Creative Problem-Solving, Communications, Collaboration, and Cross-Cultural Relationship Building as part of its curriculum.
4) Forest of Stars//Demi Quaver
Located in Johor Bahru, Forest of Starts//Demi Quaver (FOSDQ) is a creative art space and a rock academy for kids. Here at FOSDQ, every child is a star and every star deserves to shine. Whether it be learning of music or art, FOSDQ aims to deliver creative and expressive programmes that are not only process-driven but also child-directed. Ultimately, the team at FOSDQ believes that the learning process of children should be an enjoyable journey. Suitable for children of all ages, other programmes of FOSDQ include Creative Drama, Music and Movement, Visual Arts, Music Instrument Specialisation, and Phonics.
5) The Children’s Art Studio
Exploring creativity for children and teens, the Children’s Art Studio is about drawing, painting, sketching, crafting and sculpturing. Conducting classes in a small studio located in Petaling Jaya, The Children’s Art Studio provides an environment which is conducive for teachers to work with each child. According to the founder, many children found new interests during the process of discovering their own creativity. Most importantly, it is about the power of expression which gives children the confidence to pursue it.
LetzHop is a mind enrichment centre for children aged 6 months to 12 years old. Offering fun-filled learning experience, LetzHop aims to help children build balanced foundations with various types of programmes. At LetzHop, children are encouraged to learn through exploration and imagination. The classrooms are built around activities that stimulate and build self-esteem and self-confidence. It is a place for a child’s intellectual development as well as for social and emotional growth.
7) Learning Fresh
The first Learning Fresh centre was established in 2011 at Taman Melawati. Their main objective was to impart English language skills to primary and secondary school students. Since then, they have grown and have added pre-school, intervention and home-schooling programs to their repertoire. With their emphasis on creating a comfortable home-like community in their centres, they have become a go-to brand for specialised learning in the Klang Valley.
Blubricks is an entity born out of a passion to build confidence and encourage people to express themselves clearly and creatively. Among the courses offered are Speech and Drama, Musical Theatre, Communication Skills and Power Presentation. Blubricks strives to empower students with the confidence to be self-leaders and future-shapers by encouraging students to develop an inquisitive mind set and equipping them with necessary communicative and performing skills.
9) Kids Public Speaking By Johan Speaking Academy
Kids Public Speaking believe that while academic qualifications are important, it is essential that kids be equipped with communication and public speaking skills. They believe learning how to become an effective public speaker can be the key difference between success and failure in your life at home, at work and in your own community. Among the many benefits of public speaking are self-confidence, better listening and enhanced communication skills.
10) Hobby Hop in
Hobby Hop In is a learning centre established in November 2011. Since then they have been offering many learning courses to children and parents alike. It is described as a fun place for everyone to explore their interests and build up their creativity. Some of the classes include arts and craft, creative thinking, dance, music, and exercise.
Engineering For Kids®
Originating from USA, Engineering for Kids® is available in 30 countries and reached over 150,000 students. It is a premier co-curricular activity that focuses on science, technology, engineering and math concepts for kids aged between 4 to 14, through fun and hands-on learning experiences.
Also present in top international schools over the last year, Engineering for Kids has now launched a centre in Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur. The children learn actual engineering projects, design thinking and terminology in ways that help them remember better.
There are over 200 kinds of activities such as chemical, mechanical and even aerospace engineering! Some children get to shoot rockets 100ft high while others may choose to make ice cream and discover the elements it takes to freeze, flavor and shape their creation. The best part is kids get to bring their projects home and parents can test the children at home with the quiz sheets given.
EFK caters to birthday parties, holiday camps and weekend classes.