Tinkerseeds is situated on a quiet street in a leafy suburb of Taipei City in Zhongshan District. Visitors are first welcomed by our spacious outdoor deck which serves as an extension to our classrooms. Sunny days are perfect for painting outside, reading a book, or as a place for messier projects. Our deck is an inspiring space for the children and teachers to work, explore, and learn.
Inside our classrooms, natural light pours in from large windows to create rich sensorial experiences. Our classrooms are adaptable in a flexible way to be responsive to the needs of the learning that takes place within. Access to resources like the sink for washing, writing tools for documentation, and other materials are within easy reach for the children. This supports their development of self-efficacy leading to a sense of flow as they work, build relationships, and thrive.
The materials that fill up the shelves in our classrooms are chosen intentionally to support symbolic play, open-ended exploration, and meaningful literacy learning. In addition to staples like wooden blocks and art supplies, we're also drawn to natural materials and the beauty of repurposing found items for their interesting and unique properties. Found items like ribbons, old jewelry, and other loose parts are used throughout the year. The open-ended nature of this beautiful stuff offers opportunities for children to discover the materials' endless potential as tools for playful learning.