18 months-8 years Winter Season

January 15 - March 12
Mondays
10:30am - 11:45am
View Session Dates
Monday, Jan 15
Monday, Jan 22
Monday, Jan 29
Monday, Feb 5
Monday, Feb 12 - No Class
Monday, Feb 19
Monday, Feb 26
Monday, Mar 5
Monday, Mar 12


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Class will be led by
Karen Shihadeh


Have questions? Call 413-397-2800 or email us.

About this class

Every Monday this Winter, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. In a 5-part class each week, Tinkergarten Leader, Karen Shihadeh, will facilitate an expert-designed play scenario, allowing children of various ages and needs to explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate, and create together. Parents and caregivers learn, too, as we’ll share insight into your child’s development.

The program progresses to meet each child’s needs season after season. This winter, the curriculum for 18 months-8 years will support the development of a range of cognitive, social/emotional and physical skills. Our focus skill for the season will be problem solving.

  • Children and adults should come dressed for the day’s weather with a water bottle and snack to enjoy.
  • In cases of extreme weather, families will be notified, and class will be rescheduled.
  • A single adult can accompany up to three children.
  • Siblings over or under the specified age range are most welcome to enroll.
  • Children under the age of 1 year are welcome to come without enrolling.
“ I loved that she was so self-sufficient...and it's just great to be in the park getting a little grimy every week. ”
— Mom to a 3-year-old
“ I really like the mission, and the instructors are incredibly prepared and engaged, and really wonderful with the kids. This could have easily been just another walk through the park, but you guys made it much more. Many thanks. ”
— Dad to a 6-year-old
“ I learned how and when to step back and let my son be himself in certain situations. That was a lesson that I needed so much as a parent. The leader was able to communicate this in such a gentle and generalized way that I was able to step back and see myself. Not only was that a useful lesson, it was life changing. ”
— Mom to a 3-year-old