Category Archives: Innovation

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

Supplying the growing demand for kids to understand key economic concepts

By: Paul Essing I taught the concept of supply and demand was taught to a group of kids aged from 7-10. I know what you’re thinking – “What are you doing to these kids?! Their brains aren’t equipped to understand

Supplying the growing demand for kids to understand key economic concepts

By: Paul Essing I taught the concept of supply and demand was taught to a group of kids aged from 7-10. I know what you’re thinking – “What are you doing to these kids?! Their brains aren’t equipped to understand

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

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 –

Science and Leadership Workshop

By: Elle Chen, Chief Learning Officer of Kids at Switch On the 13 April 2014, Kids at Switch held an incredibly fun and heartwarming science and leadership workshop. It’s one thing to give children a shortcut into understanding leadership e.g.

Science and Leadership Workshop

By: Elle Chen, Chief Learning Officer of Kids at Switch On the 13 April 2014, Kids at Switch held an incredibly fun and heartwarming science and leadership workshop. It’s one thing to give children a shortcut into understanding leadership e.g.

The Little Black Dress of Education

Coco Chanel created and designed the “little black dress” in the late 1920s. It was simple, elegant, and adaptable to day and evening wear. It was always in fashion and something every woman needed in her wardrobe. So our question

The Little Black Dress of Education

Coco Chanel created and designed the “little black dress” in the late 1920s. It was simple, elegant, and adaptable to day and evening wear. It was always in fashion and something every woman needed in her wardrobe. So our question

The Marshmallow Challenge

A few years ago, I watched Tom Wujec’s Ted Video on the Marshmallow Challenge. The task is simple: in eighteen minutes, teams must build the tallest free-standing structure out of 20 sticks of spaghetti, one yard of tape, one yard of string,

The Marshmallow Challenge

A few years ago, I watched Tom Wujec’s Ted Video on the Marshmallow Challenge. The task is simple: in eighteen minutes, teams must build the tallest free-standing structure out of 20 sticks of spaghetti, one yard of tape, one yard of string,

I can’t do it. Yet!

Think about that for a moment. The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice. What kind of inner voice will you give to your children? This question got me thinking. At Kids at Switch, we want our voices

I can’t do it. Yet!

Think about that for a moment. The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice. What kind of inner voice will you give to your children? This question got me thinking. At Kids at Switch, we want our voices