Engage Your Brain
Get those cogs whirring once again with these three great places that focus on brain development and creativity for both fun and educational purposes!
Given the popularity of activity cafes in Chiang Mai of late, we welcome the newest one to our ranks — Blockland, Chiang Mai’s (and possibly Thailand’s) first and only Lego Café. With over 300 Lego sets to play with, this café is ready for you to get creative, following plans or making it up as you go along. Any Lego fan will know that these little blocks are quite expensive so having thousands of them at your fingertips for just 140 baht an hour is a perfect trade-off. From Minecraft to Star Wars, the sets are endless and the fun is sure to be endless too, for all the family.
ClayWorks Chiang Mai
For kids with a thirst for creation, why not set them up with an extra-curricular course with ClayWorks, a place that helps develop children’s brains through the malleable, creative medium of clay. This soft, toxic free clay is brightly coloured and so easy to use that kids of all ages can get stuck in. This is a great activity for children to stretch their imagination, develop dexterity, learn to focus as well as experiment with the joys of colour. Once your child’s creation is complete, leave it to dry and it becomes a light bouncy foam that holds its shape so you can take it home and display it on your shelves. One day courses are available too for parents looking to get a bit of shopping done in peace!
Open 11am – 7pm (Last class at 5.30pm)
Central Festival Chiang Mai, Kids Zone
091 635 3160
S.A.M. (Seriously Addictive Maths)
SAM stands for ‘seriously addictive mathematics’. This multi-disciplinary, holistic Singapore Mathematics school, promises to help children learn fast and improve their skills. The course is designed to increase knowledge and help them get more involved with mathematics. Founded by the P&S Education Solutions Co. Ltd., this new school helps kids from kindergarten to upper primary levels improve their maths skills. The teaching style is based on Singapore cirriculums, a country known for its maths skills, and is approved by the TIMSS (Trends in International Maths and Science Study) since 1995. All course books are in English and there are mid-course and end of course examinations to check the students’ progress and assess their development. The centre also uses activities to help promote learning in a fun and engaging way. The Chiang Mai branch has opened on the 3rd floor of the Suriwong Book Centre.