Kide Science expands in Asia
Finnish children’s science academy Kide Science has signed an agreement with the Singaporean Edufarm Learning Center.
Teacher training is to commence in November, with the first students set to arrive at the start of 2019. The news follows the opening of the world’s first Kide Science centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in late August.
“The significant thing for us is that Singapore is one of the world’s top countries for education and yet they still want educational innovations from Finland,” says Kide Science CEO and co-founder Sari Hurme-Mehtälä.
Kide Science teaches science to children between the ages of three and eight through play. According to Hurme-Mehtälä, learning an inquiry-based approach helps to raise the problem-solvers of the future.
“The world around us is changing rapidly, and kids need to be prepared for whatever the coming years might bring. If they learn to respect nature and understand its causes and effects, they’re likely to be interested in knowing how to protect the Earth and act accordingly.”