Our fun Camp Tinkergarten theme is anchored by sweet rituals and weekly lessons designed to use purposeful, outdoor play to bolster kids' communication—that symphony of skills we use to take in, make sense of and express ideas.

In this Tinkergarten Anywhere series:

  • 9 video lessons to learn at your child’s pace.

  • Designed for ages 2 to 8 years old.

  • Additional activities to keep learning all week long.

  • Parent tips to help you support your child.

  • Lesson map & badge to celebrate progress.

The Importance of


In order to communicate effectively, kids must learn to understand the ideas they want to get across, then decide on how to convey their messages, working to coordinate the mind and body to do so. They also need to learn to anticipate how the message will be received and respond to keep a conversation going. Altogether, this is rather sophisticated stuff that requires a symphony of physical, cognitive and social capabilities. And, the more practice the better!

Research and aeons of wisdom tell us that play is the way kids develop this symphony of skills best.

The more we grown ups understand how our interactions before, during and after outdoor play time can support kids, the more we can help them develop these skills, too! Learn more in this blog article.

What you get in this series

Get all video lessons to watch anytime, anywhere and learn at your child's pace. Plus get a lesson map, skill badge and additional activities to keep outdoor learning fun and easy.

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At Tinkergarten we help your child develop a foundation of vital life skills. When kids complete a class they earn a one-of-a-kind, iron-on skill badge.


Creativity is the ability to both imagine new ideas and bring them to life. Our lessons reinforce a set of core, creative mindsets and strategies.

Celebrate with Nature

We introduce five ways to connect to nature and boost joy:


Persistence is the ability to stick with something, pushing through challenges and adapting to reach our goals, learn and grow.


We'll help kids build strong roots in empathy, our human superpower. Kids learn to recognize emotions in themselves and others, explore taking another's perspective and discover fun, new ways to care for each other and the planet.


This Fall, we focus on Wellness—that combination of physical, mental and emotional health kids need to thrive. Our curriculum will provide kids with irresistible invitations to play that ​​help kids develop language, strategies and habits that they can continue to use to build strong bodies, minds and hearts—all tools kids can use to be and stay well.


Everything our kids learn is filtered through their senses, and each child has a unique sensory system. Our curriculum is designed to help each child strengthen and balance their senses in the great outdoors.

Problem Solving

Playful problem solving now can help kids adjust to a changing environment, navigate key relationships, and contribute to their family, local and broader communities.