Why It Works
Backed by Research
Healthy, Happy Start
When kids spend time outdoors, they’re more physically active and enjoy reduced anxiety, improved sleep and enhanced mood. Best of all, these benefits last a lifetime. Learn More.
Nature as a Classroom
Stimulating and calming in equal parts, the outdoors provides a perfect environment for kids’ sensory systems, activating their focus for learning. Parents can sense this—research proves it. Learn More.
Play is Learning
“Nearly all developmental psychologists, neuroscientists and education experts recommend play for kids 0-7 as the best way to nurture kids’ development and ready them for success later in life.” —Scientific American
Our Unique Approach
How We Know It’s Working
After nearly 30 seasons, the data shows our impact on kids and families.
Of families spend more time outdoors.
Of kids show improved ability to focus their attention.
Of kids play independently more often and for longer.
Of parents feel better prepared to engage their child in playful learning.
Our Learning Journey
What Parents Have to Say
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!