Tinkergarten Raises $5.4M to Get Kids to Go Outside, Play and Learn

To create an interest in nature-play in children as young as 18 months old, Brian Fitzgerald and his wife launched the Tinkergarten in 2015. Featuring a network of outdoor-based classes for children from the ages of 18 months to 8 years, the curriculum focuses on collaborative activities such as catching bugs and making mud to creating pulleys.

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To learn more about how to create a naturalized playground and infuse play into pathway networks to encourage active lifestyles for children, families, and communities, request a full copy of the NatureGrounds and Pathways for Play program books, please visit Nature and Play Resources.

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