Discover a world where both kids and adults can immerse themselves in coding and creative problem-solving fun.


With the ever-evolving landscape of technology, including advancements in artificial intelligence and machine learning, it's crucial to equip your child with essential tech and coding skills. The Sphero Mini STEM Workshop offers an exciting opportunity to introduce your child to this dynamic field, while also providing parents with a chance to learn alongside them.


Keep reading to explore why  Sphero Mini STEM Workshop stands out as a great educational and bonding experience for families.



#1: Enter the world of coding with ease

Sphero is a leading educational tech company that develops accessible tools that kids can use to develop their potential in science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics (STEAM). 


Designed with inclusivity and exploration in mind, the Sphero Mini STEM Workshop is anything but intimidating. Whether you're a curious beginner or a tech-phobic parent, the workshop provides a comfortable environment for learners of all ages to start from scratch, guided by supportive instructors


#2: Unlock new learning pathways 

In the Sphero Mini STEM Workshop, participants will learn how to code an app to control the movement of a Sphero Mini robotic ball. 


Coding isn't merely a practical skill; it fosters diverse problem-solving approaches applicable to real-world challenges, from environmental conservation to enhancing personal productivity. Often likened to learning a new language, coding permeates various facets of modern life. Who knows? Your child's experience may ignite a passion for technology, paving the way for future pursuits in the tech industry.



#3: Enhance academic performance 

Research indicates that learning to code involves the same brain functions needed to perform tasks such as mathematical modelling and creative problem-solving.


While the jury is still out on whether coding has a direct impact on academic grades, it's undeniable that coding offers a more accessible avenue for children, especially those grappling with mathematics. By immersing themselves in coding, children not only grasp mathematical principles more intuitively but also cultivate a newfound interest in the subject.



#4: Experience hands-on learning 

The Sphero Mini robotic ball, controlled via an app that children learn to code, bridges the gap between theory and practice. Its tangible outcomes make learning relevant and easily understandable. As children witness their code in action, they grasp valuable lessons in cause and effect, and learn the importance of perseverance when things don’t go right the first time. 



#5: Great for kids who love games

If you’ve ever lamented that your child would rather play mobile games than take part in an educational activity, the Sphero Mini STEM Workshop offers an engaging solution, seamlessly blending education with exciting parent-child playtime.


Once successfully programmed via the Sphero Play app, the Sphero Mini robotic ball can be used as a controller to play various mobile games – providing a motivation for kids to delve further into coding. 


#6: Take home a complimentary Sphero Mini Eco-pack

Who doesn’t like a freebie? Sphero Mini STEM Workshop participants will each be given a Sphero Mini Eco-pack as a souvenir. 


The compact Sphero Mini robotic ball is equipped with fun features, such as an accelerometer and colourful LED lights, which encourage children to continue exploring coding after the workshop. Utilise the free Sphero Edu app to access additional resources and transform the Eco-pack into a family learning project.



#7: Set an example for lifelong learning

Lifelong learning offers numerous benefits, including enhanced flexibility in thinking, improved problem-solving abilities, and better adaptability to changes in the job market.


Minister for Education, Mr Chan Chun Sing, emphasised the importance of continuous learning, particularly for students, who are likely to switch jobs every five years on average after graduation.


If you haven't explored coding or robotics before, the Sphero Mini STEM Workshop provides an excellent opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to skills enhancement. By learning alongside your children, you not only inspire them but also instil a culture of lifelong learning that they will carry forward into the future.


Sphero Mini STEM Workshop
When: Sunday, 26 May 2024
Time: 10am to 12pm
Where: CSC @ Tessensohn
Event is open to CSC members, Public Service Officers and guests. Click
here to pre-register a minimum of one week before workshop date. 


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