Shhh! Don't tell them!

SCHEDULE
 

FRIDAYS
Sharp As A Tack
3/10 - 5/19
1:00 - 5:30

TUESDAYS
Sharp As A Tack
4/11 - 5/23

THURSDAYS
Gifted
4/13 - 5/25

SATURDAYS
Silly Science
4/22 - 5/20
11:00 - 12:30

Code Monkey
4/22 - 5/20
11:00 - 12:30

Our play-based after-school programs uses screen-free games to build, strengthen and develop the EMOTIONAL, AFFECTIVE, PHYSICAL, ATTENTION, LANGUAGE, SOCIAL & COGNITIVE abilities of students that will lead to a lifetime of successes in the classroom, in the community and within their families.

Students have been in school all day; they don't need more worksheets or homework. We want our students to come in and have fun, laugh and simply have a blast with their peers. They don’t need to know that they are developing important skills that will lead them to a lifetime of success while they play! Shhhh, don’t tell them!

While each game in our curriculum was chosen by our network of teachers across the country to increase cognitive processing speed and develop thinking skills, they also help develop attention & focus, sensory integration, social skills, communication skills, perseverance, grit and leadership skills.


After-School Programs

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Sharp As A Tack

For students, which sounds like more fun after school: sitting doing worksheets or playing, laughing and having a blast with your peers? Hmm, I'll pick the latter!

For parents, what could be better than seeing your child play, laugh & frolic? How about if that play helped influence their reading, writing and math fluency? How about if that play led to more efficient thinking and learning? How about if that play enhanced their self-confidence, self-esteem, self-worth, perseverance, grit, as well as help them to build, strengthen & develop cooperation, life, negotiation, conflict resolution, and leadership skills in a high energy, positive, safe, nurturing environment.

That'd be better right? That is exactly what our Sharp As A Tack program is all about! While your child is having a blast playing, they are increasing their cognitive processing speed, enhancing their thinking skills and sharpening their focus, attention and memory. Yeah, we know. PLAY is a very powerful thing!

See our cognitive focus here.

Tuesdays: 3:00 - 5:30
April 11 through May 23
Grades: K - 8th
Cost: $81

Not in Traverse City? Contact us to bring Sharp As A Tack to your school!


Professor Qwbli's Silly Science

Professor Qwbli’s Silly Science centers around the basic human motivator of understanding WHY. Why did that happen? How does this work? Curiosity about the world around us, about what makes it and us tick is at the foundation of invention & creativity. 

Silly Science will help students not only satisfy some of their natural yearning to understand WHY, but also create a passion for science.

We have a bunch of silly, whacky, super cool experiments that will inspire your child and leave them thirsting for more.

Click here to see the first Semester’s Silly Science Experiments.

Saturdays: 9:00 - 10:30
April 22 through May 20
Grades: 2nd - 8th
Cost: $90

Not in Traverse City? Contact us to bring Silly Science to your school!

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Young Inventor Workshop

The Young Inventor Workshop was designed to help students imagine, design, test, and create their own toy or game inventions and to engage them in a positive and challenging endeavor that will help develop cognitive abilities, such as creativity and problem solving.

Students will work with PWP instructors and award-winning game inventors through our process of: IMAGINE, BRAINSTORMING, THE IDEA, THE PROTOTYPE, TESTING, leading up the BIG REVEAL, where students will pitch their games to their peers, teachers, parents, game representatives and even the media!

*The students retain all rights to their creations and intellectual property.

Fall 2017
Grades: K - 8th

Not in Traverse City? Contact us to bring this program to your school!


Gifted Program

This Dynamic Brain-Boosting program was designed to not only provide gifted students the proper level of challenge, but also address their social and emotional needs.

The program features problem-solving, reasoning, social, communication and creativity games that provide scalable degrees of difficulty and opportunities to take risks and be creative. These will strengthen the executive functioning abilities of the gifted learner, while enhancing their social skills and self-confidence.

Each game we use in this program was selected by G.A.T.E teachers, in conjunction with Play With Purpose founder, J. Pine.

Whoa! All that sounds so serious! All our students know is that are having a blast playing with their peers. Remember - DON’T TELL THEM; they are building the cognitive abilities that will lead them to a lifetime of success!

Thursdays: 3:00 - 5::30
April 13 through May 25
Grades: 2nd - 8th
Cost: $81

Not in Traverse City? Contact us to bring this program to your school!


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For students, which sounds like more fun after school: sitting doing worksheets or playing, laughing and having a blast with your peers? Hmm, I'll pick the latter!

For parents, what could be better than seeing your child play, laugh & frolic? How about if that play helped influence their reading, writing and math fluency? How about if that play led to more efficient thinking and learning? How about if that play enhanced their self-confidence, self-esteem, self-worth, perseverance, grit, as well as help them to build, strengthen & develop cooperation, life, negotiation, conflict resolution, and leadership skills in a high energy, positive, safe, nurturing environment.

That'd be better right? That is exactly what our Sharp As A Tack program is all about! While your child is having a blast playing, they are increasing their cognitive processing speed, enhancing their thinking skills and sharpening their focus, attention and memory. Yeah, we know. PLAY is a very powerful thing!

See our cognitive focus here.

Fridays: 1:00 - 5:30
March 10 through May 19
Grades: K - 8th
Cost: $144

Not in Traverse City? Contact us to bring Sharp As A Tack to your school!


Upcoming Programs

  • 7 ATE 9
  • Young Authors Workshop
  • Sharp As As Tack
  • Silly Science
  • Young Inventor Workshop
  • Take Me To Your Leader
  • Gifted

Details coming soon