Each week, we present a new expert designed play scenario to challenge each child, as they learn in a supportive, mixed-age social group. Our lessons are inspiring invitations to play, and our Leaders, together with parents and caregivers, support children at driving their own learning. Over the course of each unique season, powerful themes emerge and children strengthen essential skills through play.
Tinkergarten lessons are engineered to help kids develop a range of essential physical, cognitive and social-emotional skills. These skills support kids at being ready to learn, ready to thrive and ready for anything. We make learning irresistible by designing each experience to inspire wonder, activate the senses, leverage brain science, draw on wisdom of the ages and unleash the talents of our passionate network of educators, parents and caregivers.
Each season, we focus on a key skill. Complete a season and earn a one of a kind iron-on skill badge.
Kids repeat songs and rituals, find words to describe their marvelous discoveries, and express their ideas and needs.
Kids develop their capacity to sustain focus when they discover their interests, pursue their own goals, and drive their own play.
The better senses are tuned and integrated, the more kids can focus and learn. Nature is a perfectly sensory stimulating classroom.
Learning to be oneself among a group is the work of childhood that sets the stage for life.
Young children learn to consider and feel the needs of other creatures and friends, building a foundation in empathy.
We help kids realize they have the capacity to thrive no matter what and see that the adults who support them believe it too.
Regular access to both play and nature promote emotional and physical health—the basis for lifelong wellness.
The chance to make, tinker, explore, and imagine with true freedom builds the capacity for creative thought and action.
Given a safe atmosphere and appropriate group challenges, children develop a sense of communal experience, building strong teamwork skills.
We welcome them to discover and pursue their own interests and learn to overcome challenges in pursuit of the things they love.
Kids practice generating solutions to new problems, building their capacity to address complex challenges down the road.
The regular chance to connect, sense and fall in love with nature helps stewardship take root for life.