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Play is Learning

Outdoor classes where kids learn through play

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Play is Learning

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More Than Just Play

Doing Science
As We Play

Our lessons this Fall will be unified around a common pretend play theme-doing science as we play! As children engage in our lessons, they will learn about different types of science, experience scientific concepts in age-appropriate ways, and learn to use an invent tools that help them learn about the world. Children are born scientists, and STEM learning can start early with the right inspiration and support.

Science real
Science magnify
Science binoculars
Science seesaw

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Each season, we focus on a key skill. Complete a season and earn a one of a kind iron-on skill badge.

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We are actively looking for leaders to join our 1800+ team across 50 U.S. states

Tinkergarten is working

Parents responses to Class Survey conducted in May 2018

93%

of parents learned how to support their child’s development

87%

of families spend more time outdoors

85%

of parents saw their kids become more careful observers of nature, developing their focus.

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I discovered Tinkergarten last summer when I was looking for fun nature based activities to do at my son's third birthday party. We ended up making... Read More
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Ashley gaylord Ashley Gaylord
I love the open-ended, meaningful play experiences that children are offered and how the parents/caregivers are educated on how to recreate that en... Read More
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Lindsey reyes Lindsey Reyes
It's an amazing outdoor experience for children. Not only are they enjoying nature, they are learning important life skills in the process. Get out... Read More
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Tara rice Tara Rice
I'm thrilled to be part of Tinkergarten. I love getting outside and connecting with families. The play is fun and creative and I can't wait to watc... Read More
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Kelsie oneil Kelsie O'Neil
I am thrilled to be apart of this amazing group of people and joining their mission to get kids and their parents outside, learning and growing tog... Read More
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