Tinkergarten’s unique methodology combines a weekly online class and an at-home curriculum that keeps kids connected, playing and learning all week long. Our Friends and Feelings series is designed to help kids ages 2 to 5 and 5 to 8 develop numerous skills with a special focus on building strong roots in empathy—our human superpower.
Empathy is our human superpower—the art of stepping into the shoes of another person and seeing the world through their eyes. A strong base in empathy will give our kids the ability to understand and manage their emotions as well as the ability to understand, connect to and work with other people. Recent studies show that empathy has been declining among young people in recent decades, even though it is more important than ever. We want this generation to be empathy superstars! Read more.
For families with young kids, spending purposeful time outside is more important than ever. To thrive in this dynamic world, children need outdoor play experiences that deliver the hands-on lessons, valuable social interactions, and restorative activity that can’t be gained from the tap of a screen. As parents, it’s our job to ensure they engage in these experiences early and often. But how?
While finding ways to create enriching outdoor moments is essential, it isn’t always easy. Getting outside might be a simple first step, but for a lot of us, knowing what to do next—and how to make it count— just doesn’t come naturally.
We’ve been there. That’s why we started Tinkergarten.
Tinkergarten helps families raise healthy, curious and capable kids. Designed by education experts and loved by busy families throughout the United States, our play-based outdoor curriculum guides parents in raising healthy, confident, and capable kids. Tinkergarten makes purposeful outdoor play doable for every family—rain or shine.
Loved it! Simply contagious. Melissa kept the class moving, she modeled play, and gave me ideas as a parent on how to build imaginative play.
I've been telling everyone about it! You are giving this mom great advice and activities no one thinks about!
This is some of the most important work being done ever!! I absolutely recommend Tinkergarten to everyone I know with young children!!
I was so surprised at how intimate and sweet the zoom group felt. It really worked out beautifully.
Mindy makes it fun and interactive! Love the activity ideas and sharing with other families. Songs are great too!
Our leader does an exceptional job at including everyone, keeping all the children engaged and excited about the class and activities to do after class.