Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

Engineers turn dreams into reality

Inspired by Hayao Miyazaki’s quote that “engineers turn dreams into reality”, the Kids at Switch holiday workshop sought to support kids to develop skills that would help them to be able to realize their dreams. We focused on building practical

Engineers turn dreams into reality

Inspired by Hayao Miyazaki’s quote that “engineers turn dreams into reality”, the Kids at Switch holiday workshop sought to support kids to develop skills that would help them to be able to realize their dreams. We focused on building practical

4 Lessons that My Education Degree Failed to Teach Me

Written by: Jamie Lee, Founder of Kids at Switch The other day one of my students was lying on a beanbag in the classroom after our lesson. All the other students had gone and I was in a mad rush

4 Lessons that My Education Degree Failed to Teach Me

Written by: Jamie Lee, Founder of Kids at Switch The other day one of my students was lying on a beanbag in the classroom after our lesson. All the other students had gone and I was in a mad rush

An Open letter to the Mother who asked Me to Give her Child Homework

Written by: Jamie Lee, founder of Kids at Switch Does innovation come from a textbook or someone’s imagination? To the 35-year-old with a case-less iPhone in one hand and your Women’s Weekly in the other. When you walked into Kids

An Open letter to the Mother who asked Me to Give her Child Homework

Written by: Jamie Lee, founder of Kids at Switch Does innovation come from a textbook or someone’s imagination? To the 35-year-old with a case-less iPhone in one hand and your Women’s Weekly in the other. When you walked into Kids

How to teach kids about Advertising

Our children learnt that it is important for a business to advertise if it wants to succeed. As Warren Buffett says, “When a business advertises, it builds its brand and gains a larger share of the customer’s mind.” No matter how

How to teach kids about Advertising

Our children learnt that it is important for a business to advertise if it wants to succeed. As Warren Buffett says, “When a business advertises, it builds its brand and gains a larger share of the customer’s mind.” No matter how

School Students by Day, Business Strategists by Night

by: Sharon Mitchell, Founder and Managing Director of Mayday Mummy For our family of 4, the dinner table is more than just a place to eat. For several years now, we have taken the opportunity whilst eating tea, to each talk about

School Students by Day, Business Strategists by Night

by: Sharon Mitchell, Founder and Managing Director of Mayday Mummy For our family of 4, the dinner table is more than just a place to eat. For several years now, we have taken the opportunity whilst eating tea, to each talk about

Do the Big Rocks first

Today, the kids and I conducted an experiment with the jars of rocks. I placed a bag of stones one by one into a jar. I then asked, “Is the jar full?” Some kids replied “yes”, some said “no”. Then

Do the Big Rocks first

Today, the kids and I conducted an experiment with the jars of rocks. I placed a bag of stones one by one into a jar. I then asked, “Is the jar full?” Some kids replied “yes”, some said “no”. Then

If I have attended Kids at Switch when I was a kid…

“Michelle, what do you think you’d be doing now if you have attended Kids at Switch when you were a kid?” asked Jamie. Instead of giving her the answer immediately, I gave some thoughts to it… and I think I would have been

If I have attended Kids at Switch when I was a kid…

“Michelle, what do you think you’d be doing now if you have attended Kids at Switch when you were a kid?” asked Jamie. Instead of giving her the answer immediately, I gave some thoughts to it… and I think I would have been

Are allowances allowing our kids to grow their financial mindset?

“Allowances shouldn’t define the passion and motivation of a child… their intrinsic desires should motivate themselves and their true passions.” – Jamie Lee, Founder of  Kids at Switch As a kid, I never really got an allowance. I had a choice –

Are allowances allowing our kids to grow their financial mindset?

“Allowances shouldn’t define the passion and motivation of a child… their intrinsic desires should motivate themselves and their true passions.” – Jamie Lee, Founder of  Kids at Switch As a kid, I never really got an allowance. I had a choice –

Academic versus Real life lessons

By: Francoise Gelbard-Martin My son Nicholas has been attending Jamie Lee’s Kids at Switch Saturday classes for the past 12 months. He grins and bares the repetitive grind of algorithms and spelling tables through gritted teeth by week day, knowing that Saturday is just

Academic versus Real life lessons

By: Francoise Gelbard-Martin My son Nicholas has been attending Jamie Lee’s Kids at Switch Saturday classes for the past 12 months. He grins and bares the repetitive grind of algorithms and spelling tables through gritted teeth by week day, knowing that Saturday is just

If I have attended Kids at Switch when I was a kid…

By: Eugene Cheung, Chief Creative Officer of Kids at Switch Working as the CCO for Kids at Switch over the past three months has shown me a lot. Firstly, I now know that a six year old shows a far

If I have attended Kids at Switch when I was a kid…

By: Eugene Cheung, Chief Creative Officer of Kids at Switch Working as the CCO for Kids at Switch over the past three months has shown me a lot. Firstly, I now know that a six year old shows a far