Outdoor kids classes
Near Seminary, Alameda

Healthy, educational, and fun! Outdoor activity-based kids classes in local green spaces near Seminary, Alameda.

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 Golden Gate Park Peacock Meadow, Golden Gate Park, Lake Temescal , Rancho Laguna Park, Lake Chabot Regional Park, Tilden Park, Mosswood Park, The Presidio, Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area, Cesar Chavez Park, Duboce Park, Elk Glen Meadow Golden Gate Park, A San Francisco Location, Piedmont Park, San Ramon Athan Downs Park , Alvarado Park, Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area, Golden Hills Park, a Berkeley area park, a Richmond area park, Rancho Del Los Amigos, Brookwood Park, Tilden Regional Park, Codornices Park, Greenridge Park, Carlos Bee Park, Memorial Park, Joaquin Miller Park: Redwood Glen Trailhead, Osage Station Park, Larkey Park, A Castro Valley area park, Chabot Park, Alamo Square Park, Dimond Park Playground, Albany State Marine Reserve, A San Leandro Area Park, A Walnut Creek Area Park, Old Borges Ranch, Knowland Park, Leona Heights Park, York Trail, Hidden Lakes Park, Holiday Highlands Park, Nancy Boyd Park, Boone Acres Park, Ygnacio Valley Park , A Pleasanton area park, Muirwood Community Park , Washington Park, Dry Creek Staging Area, A Union City Area Park, Lakeshore Park, Newark Community Center Park, Bayfront Park, Boyle Park, Concord Community Park, Markham Nature Area, Laurelwood Park, Twin Pines Park, A San Mateo Area Park, Newhall Community Park, and Piper Park, and more!

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