A Day in STEM Camp SAMPLE Schedule:
9am Open Makerspace: exploring and creating with littleBits, MaKey MaKey, CircuitScribe, and Snap Circuits (note that we also have 8-9am Before Camp Care)
9:30am Circle Meeting: share our ideas or find out about the Masterpiece we’ll build this morning with a special emphasis on how it’s built, the STEM concept/skill the engineers will apply/learn when they build, and where they see this in the real world
9:45am Engineers receive their first “Challenge” and supported in building the Masterpiece in collaborative groups and individually, with a break for a healthy snack in the middle
11:30am Break for lunch and physical play recess
1pm Circle Meeting and another Challenge and Masterpiece building session in the afternoon
2:45pm Engineers build two Masterpieces each day that demonstrate their new interest and mastery of STEM concepts and skills. A circle debrief, in which we reflect upon our creativity and collaboration, ends the day.
3:00pm Parent pick up (although we have 3-5pm After Camp each day with more robots and games and coding!)
Summertime day trips can be tricky because it can involve a lot of planning and strategy; getting out of the City and beating the traffic, to planning naps in the car or train and making sure you time it so that you and your little one’s are not in transit when they should be eating breakfast, lunch or dinner. It is why one of our favorite places to visit is the LEGOLAND® Discovery Center in Westchester. It’s an easy drive from Lower Manhattan and well worth the 40 minute drive to this super kid-friendly destination. The indoor facility is located at Ridge Hill which offers plenty of food options and for kids that will nap in a stroller, an easy place to take some stroller laps while little one’s catch some z’s.
With Lego workshops offered throughout the day, an indoor carousel and a ton of playspace, this is a great place, especially when its hot outdoors. It’s a great alternative to a day at the beach, if you have kids that are interested in the Lego bricks. With 2 kiddie rides, a 4-D cinema and cafe on site, it’s a great place to explore with your kids.
Hours: Open daily/varied hours of operation
Ages: All ages welcome
Cost: Prices start at $16.50 and children under the age of 2 are free
FiDi Families Insiders: Use CODE: MBFFNZ15 for a 20% discount for admission to the LDC
Location: 39 Fitzgerald Street (Yonkers, NY 10710)
For additional information, please visit their promotion page on their website.
Join us for the annual celebration known as Summer Streets, a “take-over” of some of NYC’s most popular streets and neighborhoods. Traffic is redirected and locals and visitors alike have a chance to hit the pavement on their feet instead of on wheels. On three consecutive Saturdays in August, nearly seven miles of NYC’s streets are opened for people to play, run, walk and bike. During last years celebration, more than 300,000 people took to the “Summer Streets”. Families will enjoy fitness classes and showcases as well as sports activities and some celeb soccer demos so don’t miss it!
August 1st, August 8th and August 15th
Time: 7am – 1pm
Locations: from Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, along Park Avenue and connecting streets
Ages: All ages welcome and designed for all ages and ability levels
FiDi Families Insiders: Join us at Centre Street and Lafayette at Foley Square for the water slide!
Summer Streets is a project of the New York City Department of Transportation.
To learn more, please visit their website.
LAUNCH MATH & SCIENCE CENTERS SUMMER CAMP FOR FiDi FAMILIES
This summer, Launch Math & Science Centers are offering exciting and educational STEM camps in Tribeca where kids create, play and learn! Camps are weeklong, half day sessions for kids 6-12, packed with hands-on projects campers get to keep. Campers create air-powered rockets, build robots, learn code, discover biology…and beyond. Visit launchmath.com to find our more about our Hudson Street camps and sign your child up today!
*** Many Earlybird discounts are ending this week, so don’t forget to register before you miss the deadline!***
Mandarin Summer Camp With Language Beans! Language Beans Mandarin Summer Camp is now open for registration! For the summer program, children will get the chance to make their own costumes and play a role in a musical or play all while having fun learning Mandarin. Each summer session has been carefully deigned to cultivate creativity and your child’s artistic mind. The camp is also structured to ensure small group size to maximize individual attention and maintain an intimate environment conducive to learning and fun.
There will also be live performances and art demonstrations from professional stage artists as well as inspirational themes, mixed media art exploration, ukulele sessions and more! [Read more…]