Outdoor kids classes
Near Radnor-Ft Myer Heights, Arlington

Healthy, educational, and fun! Outdoor activity-based kids classes in local green spaces near Radnor-Ft Myer Heights, Arlington.

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 Norwood Park, Burke Lake Park, Potomac Overlook Park, Sligo-Dennis Avenue Park, Lincoln Park, Fort Hunt Park, Hidden Pond Park, Meadowbrook/Candy Cane City Park, Wheaton Regional Park, US National Arboretum, Lincoln Park, (DUPLICATE), Buck Branch Park, Van Dyck Park, Opal Daniels Memorial Park, Fort Ward Park, McLean Central Park, Kingman Island, Troy Park, Falls Road Local Park, Rockville Civic Center Park, Lake Accotink Park, Cabin John Local Park, Bluemont Park, Sangamore Local Park, Westmoreland Park, a Fairfax area park, Kutner Park, Huntley Meadows Park, Lewis Village Community Park Pavilion, Howard E Herman Park, Rutherford Park, Jones Point Park , An Alexandria Area Park, Nativity Lutheran Church, Armistead Boothe Park, Potomac Greens Park, Potomac Yard Park, Pine Spring Park, Cherry Hill Park, Woodlawn Village Clubhouse, Belle Haven Park, Greenbelt Park, North Four Corners Local Park, Waynewood Neighborbood Park, Eakin Community Park, North Four Corner Park, Randolph Hills Local Park, A Falls Church Area Park, Grist Mill Park, Becca Lilly Neighborhood Park, Opal Daniels Memorial Park, Brookside Nature Center, Glyndon Park, Saint Paul Park, A Vienna Area Park, Dunn Loring Park , River Mill Park, Occoquan Regional Park , Big Pines Park, Greenbriar Park, Lake Needwood, Green Park, East Norbeck Park, Lake Ridge Tot Lot, Trailside Park, Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, Frying Pan Farm Park , Stratton Woods Park , E C Lawrence Park - Soccer Field, and Fountainhead Regional Park, and more!

Tinkergarten’s play-based learning curriculum of outdoor activities is the best way for kids to experience Radnor-Ft Myer Heights, Arlington 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 Arlington 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