While children should rest and have fun during the summer, it’s also important to keep them engaged in learning while they are out of school.

NewTechKids has developed a series of bootcamps for children ages 7-9 and 10-12 years which will expose them to computer science education in a fun, interactive way while helping them strengthen their thinking, problem-solving and collaboration skills.

The bootcamps will take place at Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam (OBA)/Amsterdam Municipal Library, Oosterdokskade 143, Amsterdam (workshop area on 1st Floor).

Register here.

The bootcamps include:

Visual programming & LEGO Mindstorms: this bootcamp will teach kids the logic and composition of icon-based programming and expose them to computer science concepts such as loops, sequences, variables and if-else statements. Kids will also try their hand at designing and prototyping objects such as robots, vehicles and building structures.

Discover Computer Science: this bootcamp is ideal for children who have had little or no exposure to computer science and programming. Through a mix of arts and crafts, pen and paper and LEGO Mindstorms robots, we’ll provide them with an introduction to fundamental computer science concepts such as software, hardware, programming and design and prototyping.

Systems Thinking & Hardware: this bootcamp will encourage children to shift from just using computers, mobile phones, tablets and other devices to understanding what’s inside them and how they work. Kids will learn about computers, their main parts and how these work together by ripping apart old laptops and mobile phones and learning about user interfaces and how devices are designed to fulfil specific functions.

There are limited spaces so register soon!