It’s never too early to immerse children in today’s technological world. Nory introduces young children in Pre-K through 3rd grade to innovative programs designed to get them ready for today’s modern world, including classes in STEM, entrepreneurship, and so much more!
What’s more, they will be at the New York Baby Show on May 20 and 21, at Pier 94.
The nation’s largest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler. From top products to trusted parenting experts, the New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!
Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.
We spoke with co-founder Matthew Trainor to learn more about Nory and what new parents can expect at the New York Baby Show.
For someone unfamiliar with Nory, how would you describe the company’s mission and core offerings?
NORY’s mission is to create a world of fearless innovators, equipping them with essential skills for the 21st Century. We believe that children who learn to fail without fear are better prepared to face life’s challenges. Our signature classes include STEM (Pre-K – 3RD Grade), and Entrepreneurship. The next program that we are developing is a class on teaching children Empathy.
Tell us about the company’s background. When did it start and how has it evolved since then?
NORY was founded out of Columbia in September of 2015. My co-founder and I are both dads, and I am a former teacher. NORY was originally a platform for children’s classes – like the Airbnb for kid’s classes. We soon saw a need for enrichment programming that focused on developing the most essential skills for the next generation. Since then, we have begun to work more exclusively with schools.
What are the most popular and/or newest programs/services from Nory?
Our most popular program is our Swim & STEM Summer Camp. It is truly the dream summer camp: children spend part of the day doing instructional swim, and the rest building robots, tinkering, and innovating. It is a real innovator’s playground. Our newest service is to provide in-school STEM programming within school’s regular science curriculum. This coming fall, we will be providing our STEM class to the International Preschools – all three campuses for all of their Pre-K and Kindergarten classes. Three other schools have requested a similar service. We also receive many requests for robot building birthday parties. We just held our first two in March, and it is something that we are continuing to develop.
What sets Nory apart from other companies?
Three points primarily:
— All of our programs are designed to develop the following core soft skills: resilience, inquisitiveness, and empathy.
— We are deeply committed to engaging parents. Whether it’s through our afterschool program, holiday camp, or summer camp – we provide daily lesson handouts, and parent toolkits, so families can observe their child’s progression, and better reinforce the learning at home.
— Our educators! We believe that inspiration begins with an authentic emotional connection, and our educators are passionate about nurturing and inspiring children. We also have one of the lowest student: instructor ratios (5:1), ensuring all children receive the support they need to take on new challenges.
What can parents expect from Nory at the New York Baby Show?
We will be providing a robot-making workshop. It is one of our signature STEM activities. The bot is a Scribbling Robot – a motorized contraption that moves in unusual ways.
To learn more about Nory, check out nory.co.