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.

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

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

Velocity of Money

We started the lesson by using a physical game to show the kids about the “velocity of money” 1. When we called out “piggy bank” the kids to had to stop all of their movements. 2. When we called out

Velocity of Money

We started the lesson by using a physical game to show the kids about the “velocity of money” 1. When we called out “piggy bank” the kids to had to stop all of their movements. 2. When we called out

Why our schools need a shake-up in the 21st century

It’s time our schools adapted to the realities of the new labour market. The notion of leaving school for a “job for life” is extinct and students need to be taught new skills. Words: Jeff Gilling The education system is

Why our schools need a shake-up in the 21st century

It’s time our schools adapted to the realities of the new labour market. The notion of leaving school for a “job for life” is extinct and students need to be taught new skills. Words: Jeff Gilling The education system is

A Tale of Passion – Kids at Switch

This video, is actually the child of two parents. One is the vision and values I had in starting Kids at Switch: the combination of competitive drive and a passion to change education through fearless innovation. The other is the

A Tale of Passion – Kids at Switch

This video, is actually the child of two parents. One is the vision and values I had in starting Kids at Switch: the combination of competitive drive and a passion to change education through fearless innovation. The other is the