Leader since Summer 2020

Elizabeth King

Based in Raleigh, NC

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Elizabeth’s Classes:

What's Included?

  • 11 weekly 30-min live online sessions with a Tinkergarten Leader. Choose a day and time that works for you. (5 live sessions remain)
  • 11 At-Home Curriculum Guides with activities and resources to keep kids playing and learning outside all week long.
  • Watch past classes on demand: Revisit favorite activities or catch up on past sessions.
  • Tools and Resources Read-alouds, videos, and photo sharing tools help you track progress and share your child’s at-home play.

What Does Learning Look Like?

  • Fun, engaging lessons: Weekly lessons and at home activities are expert designed to be wildly fun and nurture kids’ development. From walking in the “paws” of different creatures, to concocting emotion potions to turning mud and nature treasures into whimsical faces, your child will want to play outside all week long!
  • At-home activities build on the weekly lessons and keep play and learning going in-between classes.
  • Three parts within the series: The series is organized into three parts, each corresponding to a different building block of empathy. The Our Feelings unit is designed to help children understand emotions. The Our Friends unit supports kids in learning to take the perspective of others. And, the Our Community unit helps kids see how to put empathy into action!
  • See a Lesson Map for Friends and Feelings.

2 Age Options

  • Leaders get to know each child and adapt the approach to best fit each child's interests, strengths and needs.
  • We also tailor our program towards two different age groups: 2 to 5 and 5 to 8. Learn more.


  • Live classes meet for 30 minutes once per week online via Zoom. You will need a device (computer, iPad or phone) and an internet connection.
  • Only one registration required per family
  • Class size ranges from 5 to 15 families.
  • Two age level options: 2 to 5 years and 5 to 8 years.
  • Enjoy the live class inside or outside. After class, play outdoors all week long!
  • Read about our class policies (including our safety and refund policies).

Why Empathy?

Empathy is our human superpower—the art of stepping into the shoes of another person and seeing the world through their eyes. A strong base in empathy will give our kids the ability to understand and manage their emotions as well as the ability to understand, connect to and work with other people. Recent studies show that empathy has been declining among young people in recent decades, even though it is more important than ever. We want this generation to be empathy superstars! Read more.

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