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I have always wanted my kids to be creative and imaginative. The opportunity came with a Galactic Invitation from The Little Executive (TLE).
Boon Xin attended a 3 Days “Astronaut Training Camp“, which offers her (and parents) an opportunity to live an Astronaut’s life!
I knew she is enjoying her class when she cannot stop sharing about her Space Academy and Diy Projects.
Hey, everything will sounds FUN when you have prefix Space, Galaxy, Cosmic, or Moon, Mars and Alien.
Space Helmet, Cosmic water(which is plain water), Galaxy Banana treat, Get it? We are not even talking about Houston or NASA yet haha.
Only Smiles and giggles in her Astronaut Training Camp. Boon Xin proudly displayed her improvised Space Helmet and Jetpacks! Parents will be impressed from Day 1 of workshop.
Kids learned about recycling too. Using everyday products to construct their space accessories. (Disclaimer : I told Boon Xin Nasa’s space “requirement” would be more stringent)
Space Shuttle, from conception to construction. Kids let their imagination brought them to Jupiter and back! (just like TLE’s logo From Classroom to Boardroom)
Teamwork is highlighted at Astronaut Training Camp too. Engineers and commanders guide each other to mission completion. One can only feel, the other can only give instruction 🙂
There are some worksheets too, but mostly Fun and entertaining for participants.
Happy Diy projects, this is Alien slime (What!?) Parents are amused but kids will tell you about the ingredients and glow-in-the-dark effect. Cool!
Hey, they got to prepare dehydrated banana for their snack too. Although, I would still prefer my traditional goreng pisang.
How do I know Boon Xin enjoys her class? She was so eager to share her projects with me while we walk back 🙂
Imagination runs wild, her “constellation scope” helps her identify another Star. She could bring a milo-tin drum to play some beats in space too.
There are some space-themed Movie screening too. Kids can better relate to space exploration and the science behind (instead of only LightSabers and Beam me up, Scotty). Perhaps I can bring her stargazing at Science Center soon.
Other FUN interactions:
1)What do Astronauts eat in Space? (Nutrition and space-friendly food, eg no hor-fun or the gravy will be floating around)
2)Do they float all the time in the International Space station? (Learns about gravity)
3) How do they sleep in Space?
4) Astronauts can stay in Space station for up to four years
5) Showering in space is quite elaborate (no Grohe showerhead, astronauts have to gently squeeze every droplets and soap.
Fortunately, I got YouTube to enlighten myself, example Nasa’s shower clip.
Many of the things which kids pick up are new to adults too. To impress my girl, I shared with Boon Xin two structures which can be seen from space, Great Wall of China (man-made) and Great Barrier Reef.
It was Fun to explore new things together with my girl 🙂
Her logbook indicated her favourite warm-up activity is MoonWalking, not the Michael Jackson version :p
Kids were simulating slow-motion MoonWalking on the Moon’s surface.
To quote Neil Armstrong : “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind“.
Coincidentally, on the way home, we came across this space setup at KKH. My little astronaut wanted to press the Intergalactic GPS for Mars.
At the end of Day 3, parents gathered to watch their kids present their best experiences from the Galaxy. Boon Xin chose Alien Slime because it is gooey and fun 🙂
The kiddos were really immersed and intrigued with their Space Astronauts role!
They rollout their Spaceships, one for male and another for female. Suited themselves with spacesuit and jetpacks before “blasting off”.
Cute and adorable, parents were impressed with the space assortments, and we enjoyed the kids role-playing characters as Engineers and Commanders.
Today, it is a make-believe workshop. In a few decades, Space tourism would be as common as our bus, train and Plane commute today.
Video (YouTube link from TLE) : See the Junior Astronaut Space cadets in action!
Parents can only wait outside the classroom, so the kids are totally on their own. It was actually a good opportunity for kids to explore their independence and networking skills.
The fun observations we got from the 3 days course:
– When did Boon Xin learned to use WhatsApp? She managed to text Mum during tea break
– She sweet-talk teacher to let her use her phone for some “blog” photos (Yup, she is a blogger’s child haha)
– She is a team player, helping the smaller kids to complete their tasks
Brovo Boon Xin! You are now a certified “Astronaut” from The Little Executive.
Commander :Astronaut on the deck!
We would like to shoutout “Thank You TLE” for the Fun invite. It was definitely a Fun and enriching workshop for Boon Xin.
The Little Executive’s Astronaut Training Camp is designed for kids 5 to 10 years old, a 3 Day course will cost $580 (9am to 5.30pm). Lunch and tea breaks are inclusive. Checkout more School Holidays curriculum on their Website and Facebook.
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