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Tinkergarten — Winter 2024

The outdoor educational program helps families raise healthy, confident, and capable kids.

Every Thursday | Jan. 11 — March 07

Co-hosted by the Wilton Land Trust, Playful Roots Learning


The Wilton Land Trust is a community-focused nonprofit organization that conserves land, protects biodiversity, enhances ecosystems, and builds community.

This Winter, with Playful Roots Learning and the Wilton Land Trust, explorers will meet weekly to engage in exploratory, meaningful nature play designed to awaken the senses, develop skills like empathy and problem-solving, spark inquiry, and expand understanding of the natural world. 


This Fall, Playful Roots Learning and the Wilton Land Trust will focus on Wellness—that combination of physical, mental, and emotional health kids need to thrive. Our curriculum will help kids develop language, strategies, and habits that help build strong bodies, minds, and hearts. 

Classes are held on Thursdays, 10-11 am

WLT's Walter Preserve

688 Ridgefield Rd. 

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Winter 2024 Lesson Plan
Week 1 - Meet the Superheroes
Week 2 - Frozen Friends
Week 3 - Woodpecker's Work
Week 4 - Hibernation Station
Week 5 - Push and Pull
Week 6 - Building Up
Week 7 - Wonder Weaver

Week 8 - Super Celebration

Winter classes will focus on building persistence— the ability to stick with something, meet challenges, and push ahead in order to reach our goals, learn, and grow. Each lesson is inspired by a different, persistent animal superhero. 

Denise Reznik 

After leaving the corporate life behind to dedicate my time to nurturing the little ones in my life, I found my two true passions: nature and childhood development. In 2017, I discovered the perfect intersection of these passions in Tinkergarten. I became a certified Tinkergarten teacher that year and have only grown more dedicated to outdoor, play-based learning since then.

When I'm not outside teaching classes, you can find me volunteering my time in the schools, working as a board member of a local environmental non-profit organization, or planning our next family adventure! I am so incredibly excited to launch Playful Roots Learning and bring the wonderful Tinkergarten program to Wilton and surrounding communities. I look forward to meeting you outside!