Outdoor kids classes
Near Mission Hill, Suffolk

Healthy, educational, and fun! Outdoor activity-based kids classes in local green spaces near Mission Hill, Suffolk.

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 Menotomy Rocks Park, Cambridge Public Library, Beaver Brook Reservation, Prospect Hill Park, Magazine Beach, Houghton's Pond Recreation Area, Pequitside Farm, Jamaica Pond, Jamaica Pond (Pinebank Promontory), Horn Pond, Lake Quannapowitt Park, Brookline Reservoir, City Square Park, Mattera Cabin Area, Amory Park, Franklin Park, Allandale Woods, Lincoln Park, Tower Park, Norton Woods at American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Coughlin Park, Morton Park (Wellesley), Natick Community Organic Farm, Private location, Memorial Park, American Academy of Arts and Science Park, Cypress Street Playground, Auburndale Park, Elm Bank Reservation, an Auburndale area park, A Reading Area Park, Cambridge Common, Liljegren Field, Turner's Pond, An Arlington Area Park, Kelwyn Manor Park , Wellington Park, Simons Park (Wellesley Main Library Park), Sheehan School, DeFazio Tot Lot, Boston Public Garden, Browne School Playground, Cold Spring Park, Fiedler Field, JCC Greater Boston, Ginn Field, Caryl Park, Trustees of Reservations, A Dover Area Park, Wilson Mountain Reservation, A Dedham area park, Carmela Fitzgerald Field, Gold Star Mothers Park, Daisy Field, McClennen Park, Faxon Park, Alpine Field, Francis William Bird Park, John J. Lane Park, A Natick Area Park, A Sharon Area Park, Lessa Memorial Park, Moose Hill Farm, Governor Ames Estate, A North Easton Area Park, Beverly David S Lynch Park, Oak Grove Farm, Lane Property, Borderland State Park, and Smith Farm at Borderland, and more!

Tinkergarten’s play-based learning curriculum of outdoor activities is the best way for kids to experience Mission Hill, Suffolk 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 Suffolk 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