18 months-5 years Spring Season

For the protection and care of our community, we will soon adjust all classes to begin after July 1st.
Learn more about how we are responding to COVID-19.
April 25 - June 13
10:00am - 11:15am
View Session Dates
Saturday, Apr 25
Saturday, May 2
Saturday, May 9
Saturday, May 16
Saturday, May 23
Saturday, May 30
Saturday, Jun 6
Saturday, Jun 13

Class will be led by
Joanna Sargent

$140 per student for 8 sessions
Or Pay in 2, $72.50 installments
30% discount for each additional sibling

Please note: In response to COVID-19, we will adjust classes to begin after July 1st. Learn more.

Have questions? Call 413-397-2800 or email us.

About this class

This spring, Tinkergarten Leader, Joanna Sargent, will guide children of various ages as they explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate, and create together.

Together with Joanna, we’ll also help you learn more about how kids develop, how to connect to nature as a family, and how to support playful learning at home.

All of our spring play lessons will make the most of the remarkable changes this season brings. We will also use each lesson to celebrate, emphasize and teach about a different aspect of CREATIVITY. It is never too early to start building a foundation, and we cannot think of a skill kids will need more to thrive in their ever-changing world.

And, just like any Tinkergarten season, our spring curriculum is expert designed to support children in developing 12 core skills—the skills kids need to be ready to learn, ready to thrive and ready for anything.

Come join us this spring and give kids the chance to build a foundation in creativity in the best classroom of all—nature!

Collect Skill Badges

This season, we’ll be helping kids improve Creativity. By completing this class, we’ll help your child deepen this skill while earning a one of a kind iron-on skill badge. Celebrate progress each season while collecting all of our badges!

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How Tinkergarten Works

Class Details

  • Children and adults should come dressed for the day’s weather with a water bottle and snack to enjoy.
  • In cases of extreme weather, families will be notified, and class will be rescheduled.
  • A single adult can accompany up to three children.
  • Siblings over or under the specified age range are most welcome to enroll.
  • For non-babies classes, children under the age of 1 year are welcome to come without enrolling if an older sibling is enrolled in the same class.

What Parents Are Saying

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Karin R.

By far my favorite day of the week. I love having a dedicated time to spend outside with my toddler doing nothing but following his lead in play. It calms, centers, and recharges me.

My 2.5 year old loves it too, of course! The rest of the week after or class he is singing the songs, talking about what he saw and did, and recreating the play we engaged in during our class.

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Leigh D.

Tinkergarten has been the perfect blend of structure and free play for our 3 year old son and his class! They all look forward to the class time each week. My son has also incorporated many of the ideas into his own outdoor play at our home and in school. We take our "nature bucket" to the park, lake, and sometimes school to share with friends. Nature is such an important part of our lives and we are so happy to have found this wonderful, fun class.

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David E. S.

I'll admit that we were skeptical at first. How much fun could we have playing at the park? Well, I am blown away. Tinkergarten has quickly become a highlight of my 2.5 year old's week. The play based learning approach has opened the door to lot of unexpected experiences. We have learned about sharing, worms, how to make mud, how to find sticks, how not to hit our friends with our sticks and many other great lessons. The learning is not over when we leave. We see the crossover in his play at home too. His imagination takes him the best journey's and I see linkage with the Tinkergarten experience almost everyday. Finally (and somewhat selfishly), Tinkergarten has provided some dedicated Dad and son time. I am not sure I would consistently set aside the time on Saturday morning to go to the park and play in nature unless we had our group. For that, Dad is very thankful. I highly recommend this experience for any family that loves learning and playing at the same time in the beautiful outdoors.

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Ashley G.

I discovered Tinkergarten last summer when I was looking for fun nature based activities to do at my son's third birthday party. We ended up making bubble wands and the kids loved it- Now, Tinkergarten classes are available in my community and I couldn't be more pleased. This company has pushed me to become a better mother and educator- to not be afraid to get my own hands dirty. Now, my kids don't whine when I tell them it's time to go outside. They are the ones dragging me out the door and that makes me so happy.

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Sarah D.

My little ones have done three seasons of Tinkergarten and LOVE it. There is a perfect combination of structure and predictability and free time for play and exploration. They have developed teamwork and empathy skills as well as creativity, confidence and independence. Tinkergarten instills a love and appreciation for the beautiful world around us which I feel is very important in this culture of overwhelming technology.

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Mom to a 22 month old

The leaders are amazing, ours truly made the class fun for the kids. My daughter now can't get enough of mud.

tinkergarten leader parent reviews experience

Mom to a 3-year-old

I learned how and when to step back and let my son be himself in certain situations. That was a lesson that I needed so much as a parent. The leader was able to communicate this in such a gentle and generalized way that I was able to step back and see myself. Not only was that a useful lesson, it was life changing.

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Dad to a 3 year old

Everything was perfect. I liked being reminded that it's okay for my child to be messy.

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