Kids and adults can now go in harmony at this learning cafe called iCreate Cafe Manila, they can play LEGO bricks while sipping their cup of juice or eat a nice cake or sandwich. Learning cafe are starting to boom here in Manila and we need more of it. Because its good to learn while we spend extra time to relax and watch our kids play.
Kids can now enjoy a cafe with play and learning area, and us adults can relax and watch our kids play while we do some of our mobile office and drink a nice caffeinated drink.
After my 1st visit, I learned that iCreate Cafe Manila is not just a cafe, it is also a learning center for kids and adults who wants to play LEGO or learn how to program some robotics using WeDo or Mindstorm.
There are some levels available for kids and you can enroll them from basic to advance level. I know that special learning programs are organized every summer, but here at iCreate Cafe Manila, you can visit and drop by and apply for a program for you and for your kid.
iCreate Cafe Manila is also a one stop-shop. You can buy your coffee or juice or eat their cakes and sandwiches prepared by their own chef. Or organize a meeting or meet up.
The best part here is that cafe has good 4G signal, so if you are using GLOBE, then you are lucky, because you'll be connected at fast speed. (I was there last time uploading my Youtube videos and I finished it in less than 10minutes for a 550 MB file)
The owner of iCreate Cafe Manila is Ms Mylene Abiva, she's also the CEO of FELTA Multi-Media Inc. and also the organizer for the national level of the Philippine Robotics Olympiad, she is also the pioneer in introducing LEGO Robotics for elementary and high school.
iCreate Cafe Manila is also the 1st learning center in the world for using a mainstream and licensed brick toys and INTEL laptops.
iCreate Cafe Manila is located at the 3rd floor of Venice Grand Canal.
If you saw this man made canal area, just go to the left side to find the entrance of the mall.
Last September 2016, me and my blogger team were there to hold our annual meeting. Thanks to Ms. Mylene for inviting us at iCreate Cafe Manila. Its my first time there and I can say that the cafe is so cute because of the LEGO bricks and I finally brought my son Ashton to learn and appreciate the use of LEGO and also his first exposure to LEGO robotics.
Here's what you can do at iCreate Cafe Manila
PLAY LEGO DUPLO
LEARN HOW TO MAKE LEGO STORY AND COMICS
LEGO WEDO 2.0 - YOUR INTRO TO LEGO ROBOTICS
LEARN TO PROGRAM AND BUILD ROBOTS USING LEGO MINDSTORM
SET UP A MEETING AND GROUP DINING
OR JUST ORDER A HOT COFFEE, EAT CAKES AND CHILLAX
DISPLAYS OF LEGO BRICKS AND GEARS
LOTS OF LEGO BRICKS!!!
A PILE OF LEGO MINDSTORM
READY TO USE!
TEACHING THE KIDS TO RECOGNIZE SOME LEGO ITEMS
THIS IS CUTE! A WALL OF LEGO DUPLO
AN INTEL POWERED LAPTOP AND A BUCKET OF LEGO BRICKS
ASHTON FIRST EXPOSURE TO LEGO WITH GEARS AND PROGRAMMING
THANKS TO A RESIDENT TEACHER AT ICREATE CAFE MANILA FOR GUIDING THE HOW TO'S TO MY SON ASHTON
ITS JUST AN INTRODUCTION TO SHOW HOW GEARS WORK ON LEGO
ASHTON GOT A CHANCE TO BUILD A MECHANICAL LEGO TOY
USING SOME WEDO PARTS
OH MY MOM IS HERE WITH US! SHE HELPED MY SON ASHTON TO BUILD SOME LEGO
LAST SATURDAY WE WENT BACK THERE AND MY SON EXPERIENCE A DIFFERENT SESSION
HIS TASKED IS TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE A STORY USING LEGO BRICKS AND CHARACTERS
TIME TO BUILD A STORY
ASHTON'S FIRST STORY IS THE -- JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
THEN HE MADE A 2ND ONE TITLED -- THE NIGHT GO GO PASS THE KINGDOM PART 2
--i DONT KNOW WHAT THAT IS.
THEN AFTER CREATING A LEGO STORYBOARD ON A BASE PLATE, THEY TOOK A PHOTO OF THE LEGO TOYS AND THEY MADE A COMIC STRIP USING A LEGO STORY BOARD SOFTWARE
HIS TEACHER HELPED HIM TO PRINT THIS OUT ON PAPER SO THAT WE CAN TAKE IT HOME. WOW!! SOMETHING NEW THAT ASHTON LEARNED THAT DAY
Here are the rates at iCreate Cafe Manila
1 hour stay (+50 per next hour)
4 hours stay
1 sandwich with drink
3 pages LEGO comics
8 hours stay
and pages of LEGO comics
You can also avail the membership for a PHP2000 fee
includes 12 hours of session from basic to advance
iCreate Cafe Manila
3F Venice Grand Canal
Upper Mickinley Hills
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig