Category Archives: Learning through Play

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

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

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

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 –