Tinkergarten is not a typical kids’ class—we share ideas with educational frameworks like Montessori, Waldorf and Reggio Emilia, but we’re much more. Our play-based learning curriculum adapts to all the different skills that kids are developing and practicing. We’re combining the fun of play with the broad range of skills that are important for children to start developing at a young age.
We believe in the importance of developing social and emotional skills while playing and learning. Our outdoor activities promote communication and teamwork, allowing kids to figure how to work together. Play is largely a social experience, and pushes kids to explore their emotional skills, such as understanding empathy and self-reliance. We want them to believe they can and will figure things out, while developing their own sense of self.