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Emmy spent a morning learning coding with Sylvan Learning and they are sponsoring this post for us to share our experience.
If you were to ask Emmy what her favorite things to learn about at school are, she would say STEM. She loves art and PE, but STEM is what she loves the most. Unfortunately, there is only so much instruction time in the day so she doesn’t get to experience and learn as much in those areas as she would like. I have tried to supplement her learning at home to keep her desire to keep learning strong, but not being a teacher myself, I always fell short of what she really needed and wanted. I’m just not that creative when it comes to these things and I knew I could do better for her. She agreed and kept asking for more STEM fun. I love that she views STEM as fun and not just a school subject. That is what is going to change the future of learning and advancement when our kids view something as wonderful as engineering and the other parts of STEM as enjoyable.
Thankfully there is a place close to our home that she can go to get specialized lessons called Sylvan Learning. Sylvan Learning is the leading provider of personal learning for students in grades K-12. Sylvan Learning is transforming how students learn, inspiring them to succeed in school and in life.
They have been around for over 35 years, and when I was younger, I remember learning about it as a place where you could get tutoring if you needed extra help in an area. They still have awesome teachers that approach learning by blending amazing teachers with SylvanSync™ technology on the iPad® for an engaging learning experience, but they also offer enrichment courses to help children excel in their studies and develop a deeper learning in many subjects like those in STEM.
I decided to learn more about Sylvan EDGE to see if it was a good fit for what Emmy and I were looking for. What I learned is that it is a program made up of science, technology, engineering, and math classes just like I was hoping it would be. These four subjects may be most important for our kids to be learning now and even Emmy at 7 years old knows that. As we talk about what she loves to do now and what I see is in her future, I can already tell that she will most likely be involved in some sort of STEM focused career. I love that I can already be a part of helping her succeed for the future now.
Em also learns by doing, and Sylvan EDGE classes are hands-on, STEM focused group classes, workshops, and camps geared toward challenging and inspiring kids to master critical skills for the future.
After we arrived at the center Emmy could hardly control her excitement as she settled in with the instructor to start learning more about coding.
The thing with these lessons is that she didn’t even realize she was learning. It was pure fun. The teacher sat next to her and showed her the basics of coding on the computer and then empowered her to start coding her own game. I love that Sylvan’s coding class is providing Emmy with the confidence and skills she will need to be successful in the future global workforce.
As she had questions she received extra help, but was allowed to use deep thinking skills to uncover her own answers. The time flew by and at the end of the lesson she had coded her own game. She had programmed a knight to protect jewels from a dragon and even was able to make the knight jump up and down. She was so proud of herself and you could see her confidence soar!
The lesson was age appropriate and positioned her for success all while really teaching her how coding works. When Em was finished, she read that they also offer robotics, engineering, math, and other STEM courses, and she asked when she could come back. She just had such a great time and really enjoyed learning there.
You can learn more about Sylvan Learning’s programs on their website.
Do your kids love STEM too?
One of my kids used Sylvan when they needed extra help and it was amazing
Looks like she was happy with the tutoring experience. It is great when kids are excited about learning.
I have heard great things about them here. I will have to look into them because we always use a tutor if they are struggling wth something. Thanks.
One of my kids has gotten really into coding lately. He’s been obsessed with it ever since he first tried it.
My kids aren’t into coding, but they do love the other sciences. They’re really into earth sciences.
The Sylvan Learning Center always has interesting and exciting programs taking place! Cool to know that they offer robotics.
What a cutie. If she loves it and learns it early – she will be set with skills for life! Get it girl!
Sylvan Learning’s programs are a great way to give your kids an edge. I think it is so important for the kids to have fun while they learn.
I wish we had Sylvan Learning’s programs here when my kids were younger. It would have been a great place for them to get some extra help with math.
My kids absolutely love STEM. It’s wonderful. I think its great to get them started early. I learned coding when I was about 9 years old, and still use all I learned to this day!
Your daughter is cute. I love that STEM captures her interest. We need more women in those fields.
I think it’s awesome that kids are learning to code!! It’s crazy what kids are learning these days but at coding is useful to know!!
I didn’t know that they taught coding there as well. This is a great service for kids!
I think this is a great learning place. I have heard so many great things about it. Nice to see your daughter goes!
I had no idea they had such nice places like this. Good for you on expounding upon her love of a subject!
I wish there is something like that in our area, unfortunately there’s none. Looks like she is having fun learning.
Who knew that Sylvan offered coding classes? Looks like Em had a ton of fun.
I am glad that there is tutoring or classes to help kids learn coding. It is going to be a career that is in high demand in the future. I am thankful that I had a few coding classes of my own.
I just enrolled my son in STEM and oh my goodness he absolutely loves it there.
My son’s favorite subjects are science, technology and math. He enjoys PE a lot too. I think he would enjoy coding as well. I do wonder if we have that kind of center here. I’m going to check.
love that there’s a place like this for extra time/help with any subject to choose from… That’s neat that your daughter takes a liking to STEMS as my daughter does as well : )
Looks like a great place!
oh wow this is cool. learning to code at an early age is so great
When we lived in Little Rock my kids went to an engineering for kids school. I need to see if there is a location near us now that we have moved! It is so important to help our kids keep learning and challenging themselves.
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