Modern education is increasingly focused on science, technology, engineering and math. Even though students are exposed to these principles in the classroom, that doesn’t mean they’re taking away all the skills we want or need them to. Simply put, learning needs to be interactive and fun. If not, kids aren’t likely to stay engaged or learn as much as they should.
It’s this combination of education and fun that makes Snapology such a winning concept. Owners of Snapology franchises are able to sell parents and educational institutions on our classes, camps and parties because they’re both entertaining and skill-building. We’ve cracked the code on how to help children have so much fun, they don’t even realize they’re learning!
Learning Through Play
We all know that kids lose interest in things fast. If learning isn’t fun, they aren’t going to engage for very long.
At Snapology, we consider learning the sport of the mind, and we take a “whole child” approach to curriculum. We engage children’s brains and bodies for the best success. This is why play is a major component of our program model. Kids can be active and engaged and learn at the same time!
In order to teach children S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) concepts, we encourage them to play and have fun. Our students use technology like iPads and popular building toys such as LEGO® bricks and K’Nex® to design, create and invent. As they play, they learn S.T.E.A.M. fundamentals.
More Than a Classroom
Snapology programs don’t look like your average learning environment. Our business is focused on hands-on, interactive fun—not sitting in front of a white board for hours each day! Whether it’s an after-school program or a birthday party, Snapology students don’t feel like they’re in school. It’s this key difference that gets kids excited to learn and grow right from the start.
We offer dozens of different program topics and themes through a variety of formats. Sure, we hold classes, but these aren’t the kinds of classes children are used to! Our programs are equally as successful as summer camps, scouting events and parties. The key difference is how we help children learn: through fun!
What’s more, Snapology programming engages all different types of learners—especially those who learn best by observing and doing. Our flexible curriculum allows teachers to cater to the unique needs of each student group. This helps kids who might not do well in a traditional classroom environment pick up new skills and discover new passions. Whether a class is full of gifted or special needs students, our programming can be tailored to help them achieve success.
Despite breaking the traditional classroom model, Snapology programs are still taught by trained teachers who have classroom experience. When parents enroll their kids in Snapology, they know they’re not getting a babysitter—their child is getting real education and fun.
A Range of Skills
The benefit of our “learn through play” model is that children can pick up a diverse set of skills through Snapology.
First and foremost, kids learn about the concepts taught in each individual S.T.E.A.M. program. Whether it’s an art, robotics, video game design, animation or science program, students will come away from classes with a new understanding of the subject. As more school districts incorporate and emphasize specialized instruction, Snapology is able to supplement that programming. We prepare kids for future courses and get them excited to learn more, so they flourish in school.
There are even more skills to learn, too! Young learners will develop better fine motor skills by using their hands to build. Things like LEGO and K’Nex are great for children’s movement skills, while laptops and iPad technologies can help with hand-eye coordination.
By working together during our programs, kids also build stronger social skills. Our students are not stuck at desks sitting quietly. They’re talking to each other and working together to create. This ensures kids enter school with the ability to collaborate and work as a team.
Presentation skills and public speaking are also incorporated into our programs. By sharing their designs and creations with their fellow students, kids build the confidence they need to deliver speeches and talk in front of a group.
Launching a Snapology franchise isn’t just an investment in a business—it’s also an investment in your community and its kids. We offer parents and schools a new way to help their children learn and grow. With our winning strategy, the benefits are obvious!
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