Parents and Tots Meetup, Designing an App and No Homework Club for This Week

Now that the holidays are over, our spaceship is slowly getting back up speed. There’s no Homework Club this week, but we do have some fun activities planned for our first Parents and Tots Meetup event..!

Parents and Tots Meetup

Parents and toddlers: If you’re looking for something to do this Wednesday between 10 am and 3 pm, get out of the cold and into Story Planet for our Parents and Tots Meetup event!

We’ll have toys and activities set up for your babes and toddlers, so bring some snacks, grab a coffee at the Intergalactic Travel Authority (the child-friendly coffee house attached to Story Planet) and hang out with friends! 

Homework Club

There’s no Homework Club this week, but it’ll be reconvening next Tuesday!

For those who don’t know what it is, Homework Club is a free homework help program we offer to kids between the ages of 6 and 12 every Tuesday throughout the school year.

Registration for Homework Club is closed for now (we accept new students at the beginning of every school year), but if you’d like to learn more about it, or email joe@storyplanet.ca for more information.

Design a Story Making App

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Last Tuesday, we invited young writers to help us develop a storytelling app and we were really impressed with their feedback!

At first, we gave our students pre-made cards with prompts for characters, settings and props they could use to write their stories. Then we gave them blank cards and encouraged them to contribute some ideas of their own. The kids really started thinking out of the box when they suggested we turn the program we’re developing into a game!

We received a lot of great suggestions from the kids who came out last week, so we’ve got our work cut out for us for now, but we’re really looking forward to hosting a workshop like this again! Thanks to all the kids who came out and provided feedback. Your suggestions were really helpful!