Tinkergarten's outdoor, play-based learning classes are the best way for kids to experience the great outdoors in Parkside during Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. Tinkergarten helps families get outside to make the most of their kids’ early learning years. Designed by education experts and loved by all families, our play-based outdoor curriculum guides parents and caregivers in raising healthy, confident, and capable kids. Through live, weekly sessions, a curriculum to extend the play at home, and a rich learning community, Tinkergarten makes purposeful outdoor play doable for every family.
Tinkergarten's outdoor activities and play-based learning help kids develop critical early learning skills like focus, persistence, creativity, problem-solving, empathy, and communication. All class activities are facilitated by a certified, trained, local leader and designed for kids ages 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8. Try a free class, enroll in a class for the season, or start a new group by becoming a Tinkergarten leader (or nominate someone you think would make a great leader). Join the other families in Parkside today to play and learn outdoors together!
A convenient and super fun way to learn about our program, meet a Tinkergarten Leader, and experience how a live class works.
Tinkergarten is the national leader in outdoor, play-based learning. We’re looking for new Leaders to bring purposeful outdoor play to your community! If you or someone you know would make a great Leader, let us know!
Tinkergarten has been the best experience for my son. He gets so engaged, and I understand what he gets out of his play experiences thanks to the program materials.
We've enjoyed learning new things each season. We’ve been doing Tinkergarten for three years now and it's still so engaging to our kids.
Every lesson always inspires creative play for hours and hours after Tinkergarten ends. I love that Tinkergarten is research based and truly brings out childhood play! Keep up the amazing work!
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