Outdoor Classrooms Are Changing the Way Children Learn in South Florida

As Fall Season of Tinkergarten kicks-off after a busy month of hurricanes, park closures and families having been cooped-up indoors and then frantically cleaning the aftermath, our community could not wait to get their hands dirty finding nature’s treasures in our tropical landscape.  Although the canopy above has thinned, parent’s appreciation for valuable, organized outdoor learning […]

As Fall Season of Tinkergarten kicks-off after a busy month of hurricanes, park closures and families having been cooped-up indoors and then frantically cleaning the aftermath, our community could not wait to get their hands dirty finding nature’s treasures in our tropical landscape.  Although the canopy above has thinned, parent’s appreciation for valuable, organized outdoor learning has reached new heights.

Tinkergarten provides high-quality early childhood learning in the healthiest classroom of all—the outdoors.”

When you join-in on a season of exploration with Ms. Alicia’s class, your child will participate in creative activities developed for their specific ages and skill sets.  Our Little Explorers can come to expect singing the Tinkergarten Song, participating in Circle Time and Storytime, learning to listen to their teacher and make new friends.  These outdoor classes foster a sense of how to learn and behave as a group of children with a common project to learn together.

“I also love to see (the children) very excited about using nature. Their creativity really shines when we open them up to the possibilities!” – Ms Alicia

Why We Love Tinkergarten with Ms Alicia

By Featured Mommy Blogger Tatyana, Mother of 2 (soon to be 3!) Boys 

My 2 year old, 15 month old and I attended our first class this past Tuesday in October. The grass was freshly cut and lots of trees where down after Irma. We found our new, outdoor classroom under a gorgeous, large tree with the Tinkergarden Sign and Ms. Alicia’s warm smile to greet us.

She immediately made us feel welcome and included. We put on our name tags and both of my boys were given a bucket and instructions to find “treasures”. We found lots of sticks, leaves, rocks, blades of grass and seeds that became special treasures to my sons. After the initial gathering time, everyone began to sort their treasures by rough and smooth textures on their sorting trays along the classroom tarp. Under the large tree, Ms. Alicia held Storytime.  Our group activity was mud art by making mud paint!  The toddlers listened to directions and followed along by drawing mud friends on the paper.   All achieved with smiles and without trantrums!  I’d say that is a success!  We washed up for snack time (my younger one’s favorite, as most of you Mamas know), followed by the goodbye song .  My older boy left our new, outdoor classroom with a few, new friends and on-the-lookout for more treasure.

Class was so much fun! The perfect amount of time in a perfect location with an awesome instructor.

If you get a chance, come see Ms. Alicia in her outdoor classroom in Ft Lauderdale and Hollywood. She does offer a free trial class that is worth checking out. It will  open your heart and your mind to a new way to play and learn outdoors.

Learn More About Tinkergarten Classes

https://www.tinkergarten.com/leaders/alicia.dunable

Tinkergarten in Fort Lauderdale with Alicia

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