The Little Thinkers Lab is an introductory STEAM based lab (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) with Coding lessons and fun Sensory sessions for little children who love to tinker, design, build, and create. Young makers learn how to use the latest technology, from electronics and programming to designing and sculpting to create dynamic projects.
We bring in Popup Labs, Playdates, Workshops for afterschool, weekends, recreation, Holiday programs and STEAM based Events and Birthday Parties!
For age group of 6 to 12
Learn to THINK by learning to CODE
Give your child a head start in the digital age. Build your child’s foundation and inspire them to pick up an important lifelong skill for the future.
Beginning with Game Development under our CODE AVENGERS programme for childrens of ours.
For age group of 2 to 5
CREATE Junior offers STEAM thematic parent accompanied fun and educational playdate sessions and workshops for Little thinkers.
Young makers learn how to use the latest technology, from electronics and nonscreen programming to painting and sculpting to create dynamic projects.
For age group of 6 to 12
CREATE Senior offers STEAM thematic fun and educational playdate sessions and workshops for thinkers. Makers will learn how to use the latest technology, from electronics and programming, developing games to painting and sculpting to create dynamic projects to think and find solutions with STEAM.
For age group of 0 to 3
“Happy families and social support yield happier kids”.
Join a group of Tots and parents for a fun, thematic playdate session that emphasizes on purposeful play and quality Interaction.
Playdate session offers a sensory- rich environment kids get to explore various modes of PLAY with CRAFT related to the theme and SING along with us.
Hi! I am Soumya Nagaraju and welcome to my website
So, this is where you learn about me and my baby, "The Little Thinkers Lab".
I am from Bengaluru, India. I kicked off my grown-up life by earning a master’s degree in computer applications. I have always had passion to teach. I am very involved in STEAM education scene in Bengaluru and Singapore (2013-2019).
We have successfully hosted N number of STEAM thematic playdates, pop up labs and STEAM activity kits for children in Singapore. Originally my focus was on teaching Electronics and Coding. Then Robotics happened! I'm a proud geek who loves to learn, explore, challenge and of course have fun. And with a longing thirst to teach young minds technology.
I'm married to my soulmate Nagaraju Ashokraju and have a adorable son Mayukh Nagaraju. We are a fun and Nature loving family.
Mayukh is a active and a loving boy. His exuberance and curious mind always wants to play more and learn more. This made me start sensory activities and other baby related activities with Mayukh, since he was just 7 months old. This baby Mayukh did not stop, he wanted more! to keep him busy we used to set up variety of sensory bins, baby/toddler games and we slowly transitioned to STEAM based activities. It was a way to show my young Son what Explorers, Teachers, Scientists, Technicians, Developers do in their every day job.
Every week we share countless ways to engage little hands and curious minds in STEAM based learning on Instagram. From inves On Aug 4th, 2018 also Mayukh's 2nd Birthday, We founded The little Thinkers lab a STEAM based lab in Singapore. And also, on the same day we launched an electronics kit for kids called "Paper Circuits Introductory kit".tigating living organisms to creating fireworks in a jar. With a hope that our creative ideas give parents and educators the inspiration they need to power more meaningful learning at home or in school!
My thirst to bring in simpler electronics for kids made me spend a lot of time in research. After working for months on several ideas, I started my own series of "Paper Circuit Kit" which is a great tool in teaching STEAM concept i.e., hands-on electronics, technology with Art for young children.
On Aug 4th, 2018 also Mayukh's 2nd Birthday, We founded The little Thinkers lab a STEAM based lab in Singapore. And also, on the same day we launched an electronics kit for kids called "Paper Circuits Introductory kit".
At TLTL, we believe that every child is a curious explorer, unique and special in his / her own way, and should be given the tools, opportunity and environment to learn at his / her own pace.
The mainstream, one-size-fits-all education system may not be able to maximise the potential of every unique child. Thus, we set out to research, design and develop a set of pedagogy and monitoring methodology to spark and nurture the curiosity of every child, enabling them to discover their unique interests and talents. We also select and bring in interesting, safe and fun educational toys, carefully curated for young explorers to enjoy beyond our classroom.
We loved at the Playdate simply because you let my child Imagine! Innovate! & Implement! Good luck to you. Your hard work will pay off. Surely, TLTL will do wonders...Tiana YSK
My son loves trying things by himself, feel different materials in his hands and see and smell to intrigue his senses. His Playdate gave him opportunity to do this. With hands-on Activities and Sensory. Plus he loves meeting new people..Satvinder Sandhu
You should never miss Soumya's STEAM session if your child is fascinated by cool and fun experiments. Soumya has put a lot of effort into planning and preparing her STEAM activities. All activities are well planned to suit the young children below 5yrs and you will be amazed how Soumya can make the STEAM learning such an fun and enjoyable activities for you kids. Don't miss it!Kevy Tan, Founder HomePlay- SG
I have attended STEAM playdates by Soumya's The Little Thinker's Lab. And it is hardcore, intense STEAM based learning lab happening here!! It's just not about basic art/craft. She let's kids try real time science experiments, real time coding activities, real time reactions, robotics, which are kid friendly and safe. Initially I was sceptical about STEAM. But I love how her Activities are just right for their age, fun and educational.Majah Lim
It was an amazing playdate. my daughter learned about maths science and art together in single session of Playdate with lots of fun and activities like sinking and floating in science activities and coding game on math. Also there was rhymes and storytelling so all kids enjoyed a lot together. Waiting for more playdate sessions to come for more learning and fun.Priti Rajpura
My son and I have been to a few of Soumya's STEAM based lab play dates and they were enjoyable for both of us. My son would stay at each station repeating the experiment various times, observing the effects. He especially loves the robotic ones. I can see the amount of effort and dedication Soumya put into the play dates so would recommend in to other mummies who would like a fun and educational play date in a more casual setting where mummies could connect tooAlice Zhao
The kit was truly amazing and my husband and I had fun exploring it along with Chiraag and learnt many things. Also the manual was so simple and helpful.Sangeetha Arunprasad
I and my daughter attended valentine's STEAM playdate and it was ann amazing experience. All of the STEAM learning Activities were great and we enjoyed them. Squishy circuits were the cutest. I recommend The little thinkers lab for fun and educational Playdates.Grace Tan
Children are natural scientists. They try to figure out just how the world works by engaging in a series of steps called the scientific method. The scientific method includes observing, forming questions, making predictions, designing and carrying out experiments, and discussing. Even infants and toddlers are using a basic form of the scientific method (or performing little experiments) as they explore and discover the world around them! Children find patterns and build theories to explain what they see, and collect “data” to test those theories. A theory is like a guess or possible explanation for something.
A toddler makes footprints after she walks through a puddle. She may form a theory based on her observation of her footprints, that the way she walks changes the size and shape of the prints. She then tests her theory by hopping on one foot or walking on her toes to see if her prints change. Like scientists, children learn from others. They watch what children and adults do and learn from trying to repeat what they’ve seen or by asking questions and seeing the results. At TLTL we will encourage young scientists and get them excited about learning with hands-on activities and science experiments. Kids of all ages will have a blast learning about the world around them, whether they’re creating their own constellation placemats, growing their own plants or crystals, exploring magnetism, measuring the moon, or extracting DNA from spinach leaves!
When we think of technology, Mobile phones and computer Coding often come to mind. But the “T” in technology also stands for any type of man-made object. Technology includes simple tools such as pulleys, wheels, levers, scissors, ramps to motors, LEDs. TLTL supports children’s cognitive development, because as children play with these tools, they observe and learn from the underlying cause and effect. These simpler technologies allow children to understand how tools help us accomplish tasks. Children can see the cause and effect behind them, like how adding wheels below a large object makes it easier to move, or how raising a ramp makes a ball roll faster.
Engineering applies science, math, and technology to solving problems. Engineering is using materials, designing, crafting, and building – it helps us understand how and why things work. We at TLTL let children design and build with blocks or put together railroad tracks, they are acting as engineers. When children construct a fort of snow, pillows, or cardboard, they are solving structural problems. When they figure out how to pile sticks and rocks to block a stream of water or how objects fit together, they are engineering.
At TLTL we focus on ART equally with other STEM subjects.
A creative mindset is critical for STEM subjects. That is why the arts was added to STEM to become STEAM. Scientists, technology developers, engineers, and mathematicians need to innovate and solve problems creatively. The subjects in STEAM are similar in their approach to learning. Active and self-guided discovery is core to the arts and to STEAM learning. Children engage in painting, pretend play, music, and drawing. Art is sensory exploration. Children can feel the paint on their fingers and see colors change the way paper looks. As they grow, children include symbols in their art that represent real objects, events, and feelings.
Drawing and play-acting allow them to express what they know and feel, even before they can read or write. Music is also linked to STEAM skills such as pattern recognition and numeration. Research shows that early experience with creative arts supports cognitive development and increases self-esteem.
Math is number and operations, measurement, patterns, geometry and spatial sense. From birth until age five, children explore everyday mathematics, including informal knowledge of “more” and “less,” shape, size, sequencing, volume, and distance. Math is a tool children use every day! Babies and toddlers learn early math concepts like geometry and spatial relationships when they explore new objects with their hands and mouths. We at TLTL think teaching math is an important component of a comprehensive STEAM program
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