Outdoor kids classes
Near Great Neck Plaza, Nassau

Healthy, educational, and fun! Outdoor activity-based kids classes in local green spaces near Great Neck Plaza, Nassau.

Tinkergarten’s kids classes are age appropriate for 18 month - 8 year olds, and are run by parents and other community members. Classes take place in Central Park: West 72nd Street, Morningside Park - 114th St, Central Park: 100th and North, Astoria Park, Fort Tryon Park, Newbridge Road Park, East Bay Park, Carl Schurz Park, Central Park East Meadow, Forest Park, Richmond Hill, Central Park: 93rd and CPW, Central Park: Lilac Walk, Cunningham Park, Riverside Park Crab Apple Grove, Central Park Pinetum: 86th and CPW, Yellowstone Park, Forest Hills, Wantagh Park , The Overlook at Forest Park, Kew Gardens, Long Beach Beach Park, Kennedy Plaza, Central Park East Green: 5th and 70th, Juniper Valley Park, Middle Village, Bronxville Lake (Bronx River Park), McCarren Park , Inwood Hill Park, Central Park Harlem, Brady park , Central Park - The Great Hill, Allison Park (Palisades Interstate Park), Broad Channel (Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge), A Queens Area Park, Massapequa Preserve/ Brady Park, Tanglewood Preserve, Broad Channel (Sunset Cove Park), Eisenhower Park, Kissena Park, Bowne Park, Laguardia Landing Lights, Jackson Heights, St. Mark's Garden, a Massapequa area park, Clinton Cove, Msgr. McGolrick Park, Fort Greene Park, Charles Memorial Park (Gateway National Recreation Area, Jamaica Bay), Mill Pond Preserve Wantagh, Norman J. Levy Park, Central Park: 81st and CPW, Travers Park, Saxon Woods Park, Englewood Cliffs area park, Tappen Beach, Van Cortlandt Park, Kissena Park Tennis Courts, Bailey Arboretum, Rock Hall Museum, Hunter's Point South Park, A Oyster Bay Area Park, Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary , Mansfield Park, Muttontown Preserve, A Sea Cliff Area Park, Elm "Spooky" Park , Sea Cliff Manor , Allen Park, A Massapequa Park Area Park, A Farmingdale Area Park, Cantiague Park , Massapequa Preserve/Walker St, Glenwood Life Center, Ewen Park, St. Nicholas Park, Marion Hopkinson Park, The Octagon, Brust Park, Ellsworth W. Allen Park, Firefighters Field, Prospect Park: 3rd Street, Prospect Park: Grand Army Plaza, Davis Park, Prospect Park: Music Pagoda, 82nd Street Park , A Scarsdale Area Park, James J. Braddock North Hudson County Park, The Boathouse in Prospect Park, Chelsea Piers Field, New York Water Taxi | Pier 83, Westchester Lenoir Preserve, Hudson Lab School, Ridge Road Park, Harts Brook Preserve, Griffin Park Tenafly , Brookwood Hall Park, Marjorie Post Park , Heckscher State Park, Gardiner County Park, Elwood Park, Private Residence (Northport, NY), An East Northport Area Park, and A Huntington Area Park, and more!

Tinkergarten’s play-based learning curriculum of outdoor activities is the best way for kids to experience Great Neck Plaza, Nassau in the summer. Moms, dads and their kids can enroll in a class and join one of our existing playgroups, or improve their own playgroup by becoming a Tinkergarten leader. Join the other parents and kids in Nassau to play and learn outdoors together!

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Skill-Based Curriculum

Tinkergarten is not a typical kids’ class—we share ideas with educational frameworks like Montessori, Waldorf and Reggio Emilia, but we’re much more. Our technology-enabled, expert designed curriculum adapts to region and season, is age appropriate, and spans a broad range of skills. Activities progressively build week after week, season after season.
“The classes are so well-thought-out and organized without being rigid.”
– Kate, Mom to a 3 year old
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Outside is healthier

Tinkergarten parents are not anti-tech. Our kids get ample screen time, too. Isn’t our greatest gift, then, to balance that time with healthy, rejuvenating, and developmentally stimulating time outdoors?
“She’ll get plenty of time with the iPad soon. At her age, being outside just seems right.”
– Rachael, Mom to an 18-month-old
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Let them Play, like we did

Our classes bring back something that seems to be lost on this new generation — something that was a most influential part of our own childhoods — free time to tinker outdoors.
“My youngest was more independent in this class than any other we’ve taken.”
– Julie, Mom to a 3-year-old
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Prepare them

Kids learn leadership, problem solving, persistence, and more through well-designed, guided play. At Tinkergarten, we think independent exploration, risk taking, getting dirty, and making help kids achieve far greater things than drills at the local tutoring center.
“I've learned to see his play as learning. Amazing!”
– Jon, Dad of a 2-year-old
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It takes a Village

The most critical social development happens in the first 5 years. Tinkergarten is purposefully designed to bring kids together with their peers, their parents, and allow mom and dad to bond with their child more meaningfully.
“He lost himself at Tinkergarten, and before he knew it, he was working with the other kids.”
– Elif, Mom to a 3-year-old