Outdoor kids classes
Near Swillburg, Monroe

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

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 Prospect Park: 3rd Street, Central Park: West 72nd Street, Morningside Park - 114th St, Central Park: 100th and North, Astoria Park, Owls Head Park, Fort Tryon Park, Willowbrook Park, Shore Road Park, Prospect Park: Grand Army Plaza, Carl Schurz Park, Central Park East Meadow, Forest Park, Richmond Hill, Central Park: 93rd and CPW, Central Park: Lilac Walk, Marine Park, Cunningham Park, Prospect Park: Windsor Terrace, Riverside Park Crab Apple Grove, Central Park Pinetum: 86th and CPW, Yellowstone Park, Forest Hills, The Overlook at Forest Park, Kew Gardens, Kennedy Plaza, Central Park East Green: 5th and 70th, Juniper Valley Park, Middle Village, McCarren Park , Inwood Hill Park, Prospect Park: Music Pagoda, Central Park Harlem, Central Park - The Great Hill, 82nd Street Park , Stephen R. Gregg Park, G. Thomas DiDomenico Park (16th St Park), Allison Park (Palisades Interstate Park), Broad Channel (Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge), A Queens Area Park, James J. Braddock North Hudson County Park, Tanglewood Preserve, Broad Channel (Sunset Cove Park), Kissena Park, Bowne Park, Rockaway (101st Street), Laguardia Landing Lights, Jackson Heights, St. Mark's Garden, The Boathouse in Prospect Park, Clinton Cove, Chelsea Piers Field, Msgr. McGolrick Park, Fort Greene Park, Charles Memorial Park (Gateway National Recreation Area, Jamaica Bay), Central Park: 81st and CPW, Travers Park, Rockefeller Park, Englewood Cliffs area park, Kissena Park Tennis Courts, Rock Hall Museum, Hunter's Point South Park, Allen Park, Gravesend Park, Bensonhurst Park, Dyker Beach Park, A Farmingdale Area Park, Von Briesen Park, Silver Lake, Ewen Park, New York Water Taxi | Pier 83, St. Nicholas Park, Marion Hopkinson Park, The Octagon, Firefighters Field, Powder Mills Park, Ellison Park, Bullis Park, and Pal-Mac Aqueduct County Park, and more!

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