Outdoor kids classes
Near Verdugo Woodlands, Los Angeles

Healthy, educational, and fun! Outdoor activity-based kids classes in local green spaces near Verdugo Woodlands, Los Angeles.

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 Clover Park, Griffith Park, Nibley Park, Griffith Park: Mineral Wells Picnic Area, Vista Hermosa Park, Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve, Arcadia Park, Culver West Park, Elysian Park, Ladera Park, Douglas Park, Vincent Lugo Park, Westwood Park / Westwood Recreation Center, Brookside Park, a Sherman Oaks area park, A Santa Monica Area Park, Memorial Park, Culver City Park, El Marino Park, Memorial Park, Los Encinos State Historic Park, Woodbridge Park, Garfield Park, Veterans Memorial Park, a Santa Monica area park, Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks Recreation Center, A South Pasadena Area Park, Ernest E. Debs Regional Park, Lake Balboa Park, Studio City Recreation Center, Franklin Canyon Park, Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, Van Nuys Area Park, Granada Hills Area Park, A Studio City area park, Mountain View Park , Wildwood Canyon, Garvey Ranch Park, Franklin Canyon Drive, Clover Park, Penmar park, Bronson Canyon, Almansor Park, Eaton Canyon, A Burbank Area Park, The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, Victory Park, Carlson Park, Griffith Park: Bette Davis Picnic Area, A Culver City Area Park, A Los Angeles Area Park, Wilderness Park, Playa Vista Bluff Creek Fields, Glen Alla Park, Glen Alla Park, and Recreation Park, and more!

Tinkergarten’s play-based learning curriculum of outdoor activities is the best way for kids to experience Verdugo Woodlands, Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles 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